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    Smile Guess the Meaning

    Hello. Could you guess what the underlined parts mean in this context below?
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    (These sentences are from a children's book.)
    --- "We really need to go to the math museum," I said.
    "Mmmffffllgpp," Benedict said, nodding in agreement as he chewed a mouthful of his bun.
    "This really is all your fault," I said.

    "Nnnmmmglubgulp."

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    He's talking with his mouth full. You're not supposed to be able to understand what he is saying.

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    Default Re: Guess the Meaning

    Benedict was a baby. The word 'infant' is derived from the Greek for 'unable to speak'. Make of what he says whatever you choose. You might be wrong or you might be right. (He'll let you know if you're wrong and he means 'I'm hungry'. )

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