Maddow coins new word for Sen. Scott Brown: ‘Fumblebrag’

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, June 21, 2012 23:58 EDT
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On her show Thursday night, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow unveiled a new word she created for Republican Sen. Scott Brown of Massachusetts.

“Now for your consideration, fumblebrag, which we require specifically to understand the latest otherwise inexplicable strangeness from Scott Brown,” she said.

The word combines a brag and a fumble. Maddow provided a recent example, where Brown claimed he regularly met with “kings and queens.”

“It’s a brag: ‘I’m very important. I meet with royolty, kings, queens, prime ministers, even secretly.’ But it is also a fumble, because what in god save the queen’s name are you talking about?” she explained.

Brown’s spokesman later clarified that the senator misspoke about meeting with “kings and queens.” The spokesman said Brown was talking about meeting privately with foreign leaders.

As another example, Maddow explained that Brown had bragged that because he was “a United States freaking senator” he was able to see a picture of Osama bin Laden’s corpse. But it turned out he had only seen a picture on the Internet, which was fake.

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Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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