a hot mess

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 21 15:11:38 UTC 2010

I've heard this several times, but only in the past couple of weeks.
UrbanDictionary.com gives most imaginable nuances:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hot%20mess . The many
hundreds of thumbs up or down show how common the phrase is.

"If the truth is half as bad as I think it is, you can't handle the truth."

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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