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Do you tumbarumba?

Asked by Zen_Again (9896points) February 15th, 2010

Tumbarumba is another name for tmesis, one form of which is that curious trick of stuffing one word into the middle of another.
“Abso-bloody-lutely”, “a whole nother”, “fan-bloody-tastic” and “any-blooming-where” are classic cases, though many of the most powerful examples include the F-word.

For a reason buried in local linguistic history it’s a verbal tic Australians are fond of, who insert their favourite adjective, “bloody”, to great effect.

(From – lots of fun!)

So do you do this? Examples, please.

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