were mau-maued into it

Larry Scoggs larry at SCROGGS.COM
Thu Mar 8 01:29:33 UTC 2007

I ran across the subject expression at this web site about one third down the page. 


I have never seen this expression used before but Google turns up 498 hits on it.  Can anyone share some information on the expression. It appears to mean coerce but why the word mau-mau?


Larry Scroggs
Larry at Scroggs.com
El Paso, Texas, USA

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