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    Smile a bad mojo

    In the sentence below, what does "bad mojo" mean?

    I've got a bad mojo when it comes to weddings.

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    Re: a bad mojo

    Quote Originally Posted by dilermando View Post
    In the sentence below, what does "bad mojo" mean?

    I've got a bad mojo when it comes to weddings.
    As far as I know a mojo is a kind of good luck charm, possibly African, but I'm not sure, a bad mojo looks like a misuse of the word.

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    Re: a bad mojo

    It's a reference to some primitive system of belief about fortune. In this system (maybe it was Voodoo...?) a mojo was a charm that brought good (and bad...?) luck. It's often used in the lyrics of blues songs: 'I've got my mojo workin' but it just don't work on you'. In this case the speaker's just saying he'll feels bad about being at weddings. He feels unlucky when he goes to them.

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    Re: a bad mojo

    I've got a bad feeling about weddings.

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