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  • Of course, in practice “gummint is spending too much money” complainers are complaining that government is spending money keeping brown people healthy rather than bombing them.

    Matthew Yglesias » Profiling Lite

  • The local gummint is tweaking the laws on surrogate pregnancy and Jurassic Right has gone mental because poofs and dykes might suddenly get their filthy hands on Our Kids.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Ignorant munters and life on the gay Planet Parenthood.

  • There's no need for tax rises when gummint is wasting up to £100 bn a year on quangoes and five-a-day-advisors.

    Tax Rises For One Nation Is A Good Deal

  • Ummm, maybe I'm the first one to point it out, but the gummint is busy fighting the last war.

    Balkinization

  • The people of NO have 40 years of being told that the gummint is their only hope and that they shouldn't even try.

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  • How did the "gummint" find someone to spiel such drivel and mistruth?

    ROFASix

  • A few other things we need to know: How many disapprovers wrongly believe that the House and Senate plans would allow the dreaded "gummint" to tell you what kind of care you can and cannot receive?

    CANNONFIRE

  • I'm talking Toyota (particularly - after having been the target of the "gummint" witch hunt and extortion with menaces) but also Honda, Nissan, BMW, Mercedes, Mitsubishi, Subaru.

    The Truth About Cars

  • What happened, Michael, is a forty-plus-year, multi-billion-dollar campaign by a few rich, right-wing families to make "gummint" and "librul" and "public" into curse words.

    Corrente

  • I also think it's highly suspicious that the "gummint" decided in their infinite wisdom, to

    The Truth About Cars

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  • The Flathead indians had the word gummint

    http://goo.gl/VWJGY

    A dictionary of the Kalispel or Flat-head Indian language, ... - Page 207

    Joseph Giorda - 1879

    "GUM roof o Ies gumminem gummin gummint v tr 11 I ardently wish fop him or it I long for him for an object not possessed yet Gummin s Object of ardent desires les gummi ftcm gummiltcn gum milt v rel 16 I long for his "

    Earliest 'gummint' for government i could find at google books is.

    Electric light & power - Volume 30 - Page 142

    books.google.ca/books?id=xYsnAAAAMAAJ

    Ell C. Bennett - 1951 - Snippet view - More editions

    President Hoover may have impressed you — Eisenhower's nomination may have bothered you — Senator Magnuson's blather about 'gummint' power may have made you mad — Colonel lake getting Stevenson's draft call arranged may ...

    I noticed that google book's search engine swapped gummint for government when I did a search for gummint magnuson

    February 12, 2013

  • Ah, see I'd seen it with different spelling(s), now I'm thinking it must have been in older works. Mark Twain maybe.

    ngram

    February 12, 2013

  • it's slang for government

    February 11, 2013

  • gubmint?

    December 11, 2012