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That is because of what the Liberal Democrat Treasury spokesman calls "bureaucratic bamboozlement.
With nothing more than their wits and physical dexterity to aid them, jesters were faced with the task of bringing mirth and merriment to often moody monarchs and were just as likely to be banished for their bawdiness, taken to the tower for their tomfoolery or beheaded for their blundering bamboozlement.
England let slip, or rather Muralitharan wrestled away, the initiative with a typical display of skill, cunning and bamboozlement to drag his side right back into contention.
19) The Creation Research Society Quarterly continues the bamboozlement.
Todd Gitlin, a professor of journalism at New York University, suggests that this makes us "the cognoscenti of our own bamboozlement.