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    Question "muggles"

    Hello,

    What is the meaning of "muggles" here?

    How did Steve Jobs become a wizard among muggles?
    It is seen here: Steve Jobs: American Genius - The Daily Beast

    I checked in thefreedictionary.com and it gave the following meanings:

    Muggle or muggles refer to a variety of different things:

    • "Muggles" as a slang term for marijuana in the 1920s and 1930s, associated with the jazz scene
    • "Muggles" (recording), a 1928 recording by Louis Armstrong and His Orchestra, derived from the above cannabis usage
    • "Muggles", a character from Carol Kendall's first Minnipins novel The Gammage Cup (1959)
    • "Muggle-Wumps", a family of monkeys in "The Twits", a novel by Roald Dahl first published in 1980
    • "Muggles", a race in RAH (later retitled The Legend of Rah and the Muggles), a 1984 book by Nancy Stouffer
    • "Muggle", a person without magical abilities in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter fantasy books and films. Later adopted by various subcultures to identify those outside their group or lacking in a skill (this is the more common way of using the word muggle)
    • "Mr. Muggles", the pet pomeranian of the Bennet family in the NBC drama, Heroes



    Muggle: a marble, Muggles: a game of marbles; I played in the North East of England in 1938



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    Re: "muggles"

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympian View Post
    "Muggle", a person without magical abilities in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter fantasy books and films. Later adopted by various subcultures to identify those outside their group or lacking in a skill (this is the more common way of using the word muggle)
    That fits.

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    Re: "muggles"

    Quote Originally Posted by Olympian View Post
    Hello,

    What is the meaning of "muggles" here?
    How did Steve Jobs become a wizard among muggles?
    It is seen here: Steve Jobs: American Genius - The Daily Beast

    I checked in thefreedictionary.com and it gave the following meanings:

    Muggle or muggles refer to a variety of different things:

    • "Muggle", a person without magical abilities in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter fantasy books and films. Later adopted by various subcultures to identify those outside their group or lacking in a skill (this is the more common way of using the word muggle)



    Thank you
    In this context, 'muggle', refers to a person without magical abilities in Harry Potter.

    The quote is making reference to Steve Jobs being a person that stands out, is special, is vastly successful or how he is 'one out of many' (to quote the American motto) when compared to the average person.

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    Re: "muggles"

    Thank you fivejedjon and shroob for your replies.

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