Muggy, Muggy, Muggy.  It’s one of those words that’s just fun to say.  Except when the air around you is muggy, and then you don’t want to have to breathe in enough air to say anything.  It’s starting to get that way around here. We finally broke down and turned on the AC this evening.

So, I always thought that muggy was a slangy-type term.  Turns out, I was wrong.  Muggy is defined in all the various dictionaries with only one definition: damp, humid, and close.  The word Muggy is believed to have originated in the 1700’s, stemming from an old norse word, mugen, which means mist. So, “Muggy” is an official, technical term.

(Strangely enough, an image search for “muggy” will give you pictures of teddy bears, remote control cars, and a girl in a white dress being sprayed with water. I decided to do without an image for this post.)

The other thing that I started wondering about while doing my muggy research is whether the term for getting your wallet/purse taken away from you, mugged, is somehow related to muggy.  But, that’s a whole ‘nother post…