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    hodgepodge

    What does the word "hodgepodge" mean in this case?

    Gov. Timothy Kaine (D) today unveiled the details of his transportation funding plan, and they don't include a hodgepodge of various fees and taxes.

    Thanks.

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    Re: hodgepodge

    Quote Originally Posted by azkad View Post
    What does the word "hodgepodge" mean in this case?

    Gov. Timothy Kaine (D) today unveiled the details of his transportation funding plan, and they don't include a hodgepodge of various fees and taxes.

    Thanks.
    It is a (confused) mixture of fees and taxes.

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    Re: hodgepodge

    hodgepodge = hotch-potch (thick soup or stew of meat and vegetables), mess-up, mix-up, farrago (an assortment or a medley; a conglomeration)

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    Smile Re: hodgepodge

    Fyi: the etymology has been attested as follows: alteration of hotchpotch (c.1386), from a legal term in Anglo-Fr. (attested from 1292) for collecting of property in a common pot before dividing it, from O.Fr. hochepot "stew, soup," first element from hocher "to shake," from a Gmc. source (cf. M.H.G. hotzen "shake"). (Etymology on-line)

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