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Gump Stump

Chandler from Chesapeake, Virginia, wonder about a term her in-laws use to mean in abundance, as in “We have strawberries up the gump stump.” The expression seems to have evolved from an earlier phrase possum up a gum tree or possum up a...

Richer than Bim Gump

Martha explains the story behind the expression “richer than Bim Gump.” Find out more about the long-running comic strip that inspired it here. This is part of a complete episode.

Bubba Gump effect

Bubba Gump effect  n.— «Those numbers might not be startling, but experts warn there is an uneven distribution of the wealth taken from the seas. Fishers whose boats were spared by the storms are able to catch more of what’s out there...

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