Bah! Humbug.

Background.

itemBah! Humbug” is a quotation taken from A Christmas Carol (Stave 1).

item A Christmas Carol is a novella, or short story, written by Charles Dickens and first published in the Christmas of 1843.

 

Context.

item Taken from the line: “Scrooge having no better answer ready on the spur of the moment, said, “Bah!” again; and followed it up with “Humbug.

item The word humbug was in common use before Charles Dickens wrote this now famous phrase and was used to describe a person or object that behaves in a deceptive or dishonest way. It is now also often used as an exclamation to mean nonsense or gibberish.

item The phrase “Bah! Humbug” is now become into common use and more associated with anyone who declares Christmas to be a fraud or does not want to participate in its festivities.

 

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