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Squire in Murray, Kentucky, wonders about the expression hot as flugens, meaning “really hot.” The term flugens serves as an emphasizer or making money like flugens or ran like flugens or even cold as blue flugens. In the 1830s, many newspapers in the United States reprinted a story that defined flugens as “fire” or “kindling.” So it may well be a euphemism for hell. This is part of a complete episode.

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