+AneMae Posted August 14, 2012 Share Posted August 14, 2012 I find the term "Muggle" a rather arrogant one. Muggle, a term from the Harry Potter book series by J. K. Rowling, refers to a person who lacks any sort of magical ability and was not born into the magical world. Muggles also do not have any magical blood. "Muggle" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2003, where it is said to refer to a person who is lacking a skill So given the above does that mean cachers are somehow "magical" and specially skilled? Sounds like something a bunch of 8 year olds might play. How did this term get into Geocaching? You know there are 6, 995,000,000 people out there who do not have a Geocaching account. I am sure that many of them have their own set of skills and abilities and do not deserve to be referred to by such a pejorative term such as muggle. On the other hand, fans of the band Insane Clown Posse will be familliar with this term: Juggalo or Juggalette (the latter being feminine) is a name given to fans of Insane Clown Posse or any other Psychopathic Records hip hop group. Juggalos have developed their own idioms, slang, and characteristics. Given they have their own "idioms, slang and characteristics" this might be a good term to describe a cacher. So on one hand we have Muggles: And on the other hand we have Juggles (we'll say Juggles since it rhymes with Muggles): Quote Link to comment
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