[Ads-l] Bannon's "jumos"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jan 10 12:55:58 UTC 2018

Michael Wolff quotes Steve Bannon on the meeting with Russians in Trump

"The chance that Don Jr did not walk these jumos up to his father's office
on the twenty-sixth floor is zero."

Media emphasis, during the term's fifteen minutes of fame, could fall on
either syllable.

Chuck Todd of MSNBC suggested facetiously that we should look it up at

A UD afficionado too-cleverly defined "Jumos" on Jan. 3 (Jumo Day) as
"Junior Moscow Operatives."  Cf. the countless other faux acronyms we've


I suggest that "ju 'mo" is a mishearing, by somebody along the line, of
"jamoke," well documented in HDAS II.

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