Etymology: scape; intended as translation of Hebrew 'azAzEl (probably name of a demon), as if 'Ez 'OzEl goat that departs--Leviticus 16:8(Authorized Version)
1 : a goat upon whose head are symbolically placed the sins of the people after which he is sent into the wilderness in the biblical ceremony for Yom Kippur
2 a : one that bears the blame for others b : one that is the object of irrational hostility
I like your acute sense of humor Tofu
scapegoat... hmmm always thought that was such a weird word... ok anyways, carry on
I know what a goat is.... but what the heck is a scape?
Hmmm.... dictionary says
An erect leafless flower stalk growing directly from the ground as in a tulip
So a scapegoat is a leafless stalk mammal?