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mumble

(1)
Said when the correct response is too complicated to enunciate, or the speaker has not thought it out. Often prefaces a longer answer, or indicates a general reluctance to get into a long discussion. "Don't you think that we could improve LISP performance by using a hybrid reference-count transaction garbage collector, if the cache is big enough and there are some extra cache bits for the microcode to use?" "Well, mumble ... I'll have to think about it."

mumble

(2)
Yet another metasyntactic variable, like foo.

mumble

(3)
Sometimes used in "public" contexts on-line as a placefiller for things one is barred from giving details about. For example, a poster with pre-released hardware in his machine might say "Yup, my machine now has an extra 16M of memory, thanks to the card I'm testing for Mumbleco."

mumble

(4)
A conversational wild card used to designate something one doesn't want to bother spelling out, but which can be glarked from context. Compare blurgle.

mumble

(5)
[XEROX PARC] A colloquialism used to suggest that further discussion would be fruitless.
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Happy Feet Two trades heavily on the charm of the original, hoping our affection for Mumble and his friends will blind us to the script's chasms.
With time running out, Mumble compels Ramon to marshal the Adelie penguins to help with the rescue effort.
Mumble chases after the little ones and returns home to discover a giant iceberg has slammed into their home, trapping all of the Emperor penguins to certain doom.
Mumble chases after them and returns to discover an iceberg has slammed into their home, trapping the Emperor penguins.
Downhearted, Mumble embarks on a voyage of self-discovery, unleashing his musical soul and revealing affections for pretty childhood friend Gloria (Murphy).
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He also voices Lovelace, the Barry White-style guru who tells Mumble where he can find the "aliens" who may be taking the fish.
The unlikely hero of the tale is a young penguin called Mumble (voiced by Wood), who is an outcast in his community.
Mumble's mom (voiced by Nicole Kidman) doesn't mind her son's eccentricity, but his dad (Hugh Jackman) complains that "it just ain't penguin." Despite the great song-and-dance potential exhibited by Mumble (voiced after infancy by Elijah Wood) and his dazzlingly voiced pal Gloria (Brittany Murphy), Mumble is eventually exiled by the high priest (Hugo Weaving).
Mumbles Pips, a November 2001 son of Mumble Swerve and Amber Green, got off the mark on his debut in an A7 at Walthamstow on Tuesday night, scoring by almost a length in a respectable 29.99sec (-10), writes Barrie Bolton.
Mumble reading is a type of oral reading used by young children; they are actually softly reading aloud to themselves.