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    Default What is this word?---"man-dulls"?

    Hi,

    I need a little help with a word I hear often lately. It sounds like, 'man-dull-s". Any idea what that is?

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: What is this word?---"man-dulls"?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi,

    I need a little help with a word I hear often lately. It sounds like, 'man-dull-s". Any idea what that is?

    Thank you!
    Context would help.

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    Default Re: What is this word?---"man-dulls"?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Context would help.
    It was something like "They cut/kill traitors with (a) "man-daos(dulls)".

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    Default Re: What is this word?---"man-dulls"?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    It was something like "They cut/kill traitors with (a) "man-daos(dulls)".
    Thanks, but nothing comes to mind.

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    Default Re: What is this word?---"man-dulls"?

    Unmanned drones would be my guess.

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    Default Re: What is this word?---"man-dulls"?

    I would guess it's some sort of dagger/knife/sword, etc, if cut is right. Which country/culture was the person talking about?

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    Default Re: What is this word?---"man-dulls"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I would guess it's some sort of dagger/knife/sword, etc, if cut is right. Which country/culture was the person talking about?
    That I am not quite sure. Probably Asia I suppose. Thanks for asking though!

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    Default Re: What is this word?---"man-dulls"?

    It may the local name for some sort of ceremonial weapon.

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    Default Re: What is this word?---"man-dulls"?

    Quote Originally Posted by LeTyan View Post
    Hi,

    I need a little help with a word I hear often lately. It sounds like, 'man-dull-s". Any idea what that is?

    Thank you!
    You said you hear it often. Where are you hearing it? Can you find an example on the net and post a link to it? Is it a phrase you hear on the news or on a drama or somewhere else?
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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