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What does the slang word mojo mean?

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"Mojo means "finding the magic in what we do". To have "lost your mojo", refers to a loss of inspiration or creative genius; a loss of that special spark. The word has been around for almost 100 years, one source cites its use to as early as 1926.

The term may have been recently popularized in one of the Austin Powers films starting Mike Myers, where he refers to 'mojo' as a combination of all the right stuff that makes a man successful. So, the term is used in a sexual context, referring to a man's libido, virility or ability to attract someone they like or would like as a mate. However, the word has African roots. It is said to refer to a small bag containing a magic charm (often a red flannel cloth) and herbs that is tied with a draw string and worn under clothes to bring good luck. In context of the arts, mojo brings inspiration.

Mojo is used in other ways. For example, Jim Morrison of the Doors referred to himself as Mr. Mojo Risin'. It is an anagram of his name.

Mojo is used to refer to Mobile Journalists - freelance journalists, reporters who don't have office space in the newsroom and sometimes bloggers.

Mojo is a type of sauce, with varying degrees of spiciness, made of olive oil, garlic, paprika, cumin and citrus such as lemon, orange, lime or vinegar. It originated in the Canary Islands and variations are popular in Cuba, Puerto Rico and various Caribbean Islands. It is served on potatoes or with bread or as a marinade for pork. It is also used as a base for BBQ sauce.

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