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/muhm’bl*j/ The topic of one’s mumbling (see mumble). “All that mumblage” is used like “all that stuff” when it is not quite clear how the subject of discussion works, or like “all that crap” when “mumble” is being used as an implicit replacement for pejoratives.
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