mingle-mangle


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Noun1.Mingle-mangle - a motley assortment of thingsmingle-mangle - a motley assortment of things  
assortment, miscellanea, miscellany, mixed bag, motley, potpourri, salmagundi, smorgasbord, variety, mixture - a collection containing a variety of sorts of things; "a great assortment of cars was on display"; "he had a variety of disorders"; "a veritable smorgasbord of religions"
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While humanist debate promoted such linguistic borrowing on the grounds that it enriched the English language, the practice could also smack of anti-nationalism, undermining "communal comprehension" by making the "English tongue," in John Greene's phrase, a "mingle-mangle" of foreign, indeed barbarous words (A Rellitation of the Apology for Actors [1615], cited on 101).
This mingle-mangle of Roman classes was clearly not the "Welcome!" that she had been looking for when she agreed to meet with her son as an emissary for Rome.
Although she leaned toward Protestantism, Elizabeth introduced ambiguities into Anglican theology and worship that made her church into a doctrinal "mingle-mangle," neither Catholic nor Protestant.