Gobemouche: A Person Who Believes All News, However Crazy It Sounds

An 1800s word, but God do we have those types still!

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TThe word gobemouche comes to us directly from French, in which it’s a combination of gober (to swallow) and mouche (a fly). For this reason, the common bird known in English as a flycatcher is known in French-speaking areas as the gobemouche. And I suppose…




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