Stump Speech

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Stump Speech -- a political campaign speech, especially one made on a campaign tour. Origin: 1810–20, Americanism.

Stump Speech -- Along with shovel, pick, pruning saw, and loppers, the torrent of invectives and obscenities required to remove an unwanted tree.  Origin:  garden.

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  1. Gosh what kind of tree was it, the roots look very invasive? Any swearing would be justified. :)
    xoxoxo ♡

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    1. Cercis occidentalis. Roots are not as horrible as some, but bad enough!

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  2. Thanks for the laugh to start my day!

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  3. I know. Just yesterday I was feebly trying to extract an old ceanothus stump. Not having (nor being capable of safely wielding) a pick, I finally gave up and planted slightly to the rear of it. Sigh.

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    1. We do what we can, and it must be enough.

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    1. I keep telling myself that, and hoping.

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