Skip to comments.Word for the Day, Friday, June 20, 2014-- flummox
Posted on 06/20/2014 4:41:47 AM PDT by xsmommy
b>Word For The Day, Friday, June 20, 2014 flummox
In order that we might all raise the level of discourse and expand our language abilities, here is the daily post of "Word for the Day".
flummox; verb (used with object) Informal. to bewilder; confound; confuse. 1837, cant word, origin uncertain, probably from some forgotten British dialect. Candidates cluster in Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, southern Cheshire and also in Sheffield. "The formation seems to be onomatopoeic, expressive of the notion of throwing down roughly and untidily." Never let it be said that the OED editors lacked imagination. Related: Flummoxed.
The sentence must, in some way, relate to the news of the day. The Review threads are linked for your edification. ;-)
Practice makes perfect.....post on....
Here is my example with >> WFTD.
This administration appears flummoxed by what to do with Iraq.
Subbing for our Tioga who is recuperating from knee replacement surgery. Continued prayers for her speedy rehabilitation!
heading back to the passport ofc, aka 3d world nuthouse, with xsbaby. will monitor the classroom from there so no acting up!
Excellent word. I use it frequently.
Question for the day: Can you flummox a lummox?
well there is a guy running it today who seems far more organized. At 8 am there were STILL about 12 people in front of us [we asked the guy at the head of the line what time he got there and he said 6;45 am!] in line. The USPS employee in charge today [my guess is they take turns manning the passport ofc side] took the names of the first ten people who elected to stay and wait their turn and gave the rest of us the option to return. So we will go back at 11:30 am. i live 2 min from the Merrifield PO, so this was convenient to be able to come back home to wait. I am hopeful this will be more orderly and efficient, but we will see.
i like words that SOUND interesting. Another of my favorites is FESTOON.
creo que si. Otra vez, en espanol por favor ; )
I will be completely flummoxed if Hitllary is elected, of course I will just as flummoxed if the GOP actually has a viable candidate.
Mine is balderdash.
unfortunately, i think we are destined to live out our days in a perpetual state of flummoxation ! ; ) A+++
xsboy was awakened this AM, he said, by some drilling right outside his window. He asked me what the drilling sound was, i said um... a woodpecker. He said it went all around the house at various points, drilling.
For a minute there I thought you had some itinerant frackers. ;-)
BRING IT! i want natural gas to be found under my house, we would go all beverley hillbilly in a nanosecond!
Obama often pretends to be flummoxed in knowing about his own incompetence.
Side note: learned of the word onomatopoeic as well.
You own the mineral rights? Here in PA most people don’t.
A+++ faking being flummoxed, he’s intentionally creating chaos.
Puede usted desconcertar un bobo?
Am I close?
Property rights for underground minerals (such as oil, natural gas, coal, and coal bed methane) are based initially on surface ownership. When the colonial government first sold land to private property owners, all property rights transferred with the deed. Ownership of the surface and ownership of the minerals underneath the surface were united.
"Da-vy, Da-vy Crock-ett, king of the wild fron-tier..."
Did you hear about the French terrorism?
Good morning - I’m almost at a point of going Galt - I can barely watch tv anymore because of what is happening to our beloved country, and now internet is depressing too. I’m about ready to unplug and disappear
I just sent it to her!
Hang in there. We have hope for November.
Hmmmn. Noting like the pissport (er, passport) office under Hillary and Kerry to flumuxus citizens - while advocating MORE illegal aliens to come across and break our laws ....
Notice the language now?
The illegals went from illegal aliens to undocumented to undocumented immigrants!
Foreign Policy is proving to flummox
And not just your Democrat lummox.
Once we had Bona Fides
Now it’s- “We won’t take sides”
If you trust any of them you’re a dumb ox
Exactly, amigo. Well said.
Or, “winters coming”....
I’m betting Ti will be back with us all sooner than expected with bells on...
There is no rhyme or reason
To hearings on the IRS-
Every taxpaying citizen
Is flummoxed by the mess
Feigning injured innocence
Today, when under attack
Didn’t work well when so few
Were willing to give any slack
A massive lack or credibility
Is now coming home to linger-
And I’m all for that payback-
Giving IRS the middle finger...
I think i would say se puede desconcentar a un bobo? but very good try! a+++
I UNDERSTOOD THAT!~ it’s semi-miraculous when i do! it’s a festus song right?
Good to know, as we are having prosecco instead of champagne at the wedding, because the kids prefer it! and i am pretty sure Prosecco is dago not french.
it is depressing, i know what you mean. for today i am gratified that the passport ofc was an orderly and expeditious process. The AMERICAN middle aged man in charge of it today, cut off the standby list and had us go back at 11:30, we were done and out of there at 11:38 and there were only a handful of people in there, instead of what could have passed as a marketplace in the middle of Mumbai, the last time.
Maybe Fess Parker-I think he was the actor who played Crockett?
A++++ great job!
Who’s the pedant now? ;-)
ok, well close enough! LOL! who was Festus?
well believe me, when you, senor Pedant, make an error, you have a room full of classmates ready to jump on it with BOTH FEET!
Yes, winter’s coming. So, eat, drink, and be merry.
I’m in the process of going Galt, but I do intend to keep internet-I’m not going back to what passes for civilization in a city or burb, though-this suits me best...
Eh, it’s all hillbilly Latin anyway.
I don’t remember who Festus was, other than another character in a western...
No, it’s a Festivus miracle!