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Fahunst, Ferhunsed, Fehoonsed

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Judy from Binghamton, New York, remembers her aunt in Redding, Pennsylvania, using the term ferhunsed to mean “confused.” Sometimes spelled fahunst or ferhoonsed, it means “teased” or “mixed up,” and derives from German verhunzen, meaning to “spoil” or “botch” or “bungle.” This is part of a complete episode.

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