were mau-maued into it

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Thu Mar 8 01:50:01 UTC 2007

At 6:29 PM -0700 3/7/07, Larry Scoggs wrote:
>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
See Tom Wolfe, _Radical Chic and Mau-Mauing the Flak-Catchers_, from
'69 or '70.  He was mocking the tendency (as he perceived it) for
white liberals to...well, rather than misremembering it, let me link
you to http://www.tomwolfe.com/RadicalChic.html


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