The Grumpy Grinch?

The Grumpy Grinch?

I was looking for information on the word grumpy and came across this exchange on the origin of grinch from the 1957 Dr. Seuss classic.  The word grincheux in French means grumpy.  Could this be the word Theodore Geisel used to come up with this name?

Moving on to the word grumpy.  Perhaps, it’s from the Danish grum, or cruel?  Or, it mimics the sound one makes when expressing displeasure?

Either way, it sounds pretty miserable… Cheerful post to come next week!

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