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?
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