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RAY: There's an expression that we've all used in our lives and I want to know from whence it came: "I'm stumped."

TOM: That's appropriate, too.

RAY: And we've used it on this show more than anyone has.

TOM: We certainly have. What is the derivation of the expression "I'm stumped"?

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