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    Default Wednesday Trivia: Motley

    A motley is the wildly colored outfit worn by court jesters — or fools — in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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    Around that time, the word motley also became an adjective for a group of things or people that are wildly mismatched and just a little bit crazy. That's where we get the term "motley crew."

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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Motley

    Odd that the definition of motley doesn't correspond very well with the definition of mottled. Two different root words, I guess. Ya gotta love English!

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    Default Re: Wednesday Trivia: Motley

    Motley "just a little bit crazy" is me. But, it's the good kind of crazy.

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    Gina

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    Goodness! In our family motley is an affectionate term for being a good sport. Imagine boating and camping adventures. LOL!

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