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To Mommick and Mommicked

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If you’re mommicked, if you’re bothered, frustrated, or exhausted. Most often heard in coastal North Carolina, mommicked derives from an old word mammock, which as a noun, means “a fragment,” and as a verb, means “to break or tear.” One way to mommick someone is to mubble-squibblethem, a local word for treating their scalp to a vigorous knuckle-rub–giving them noogies, in other words. This is part of a complete episode.

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