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Quandary Resolution 3795
vicious circle, morpheme, maffick, omphalos

The omphalos of the misunderstanding turned out to be the term "drug trafficking": Hornquist (who has been hard of hearing since a Oaxacan Gila monster "zerbeted" his ear in '84) thought I'd said "smug mafficking," and the consonance between the morphemes maff and traff led to a vicious circle of accusations and recriminations, culminating in the corpulent Nessberry's thrusting forth his tongue and leaping onto a chandelier, which came loose from the ceiling and crashed to the floor in a welter of shattered crystal.

 

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