from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A marijuana cigarette; a joint.
- n. hot chocolate
- n. A person who has no magical abilities.
- n. A person who lacks a skill or is not a member of the group.
- v. (in geocaching) To remove, deface or destroy a geocache.
- v. To be restless.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A contest between drinkers to decide which of them can drink the most.
Who cares if she took the word muggle from a children’s book in the 80s.
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In a world where magic dominates and where broken limbs can be mended within seconds, physical prowess is a lot less valued than in our "muggle" world.
And as it is obviously an imagined world, it can tell me all the more about the world than "muggle" fiction.
The clue that set me off was the description of the cache as something a "muggle" would overlook but to a geocacher it would stand out ... made me think of a "portkey".
Sounds like "muggle", JKR's word for non magical folk from the Harry Potter series...
They bring to life a magical society that exists within our own "muggle" world and that is kept secret by a bureaucracy with its own rules, history, and politics.
What kind of muggle would want to do that, you ask?