On discombobulating…

Scrabble, Word Games
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Towards the close of this morning’s harangue, I experienced a disconnect with what I was saying and ended up saying the opposite. My carefully listening audience rippled with assorted “eh?s” and “what?”s?

I paused and said “Hang on – I’m all discombobulated. Let’s try that again…”

Afterwards.. you guessed it… all anyone wanted to discuss was the word “discombobulate.” With the overload of teachers and academics in my congregation, this was the focus.

So here’s proof – right from http://dictionary.reference.com/


http://sp.dictionary.com/dictstatic/d/g/speaker.swf [dis-kuhm-bob-yuh-leyt]

See also http://dictionary.merriam-webster.com

and http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/discombobulate

(these have some pedigree!)

So who says I make up words, even when discombobulated?

Published by wonderingpilgrim

Not really retired but reshaped and reshaping. Now a pilgrim at large ready to engage with what each day brings.

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