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Old 12-15-2013
Richardsk Richardsk is offline
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Hi Werner

umph or oomph is not an acronym but is onomatopoeia for the involuntary grunt caused by exertion, and hence loosely used for the idea of exertion or force. A well-known advocate of a forceful catch refers to it as 'umph at the front'.
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