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/
See also http://dictionary.merriam-webster.com
(these have some pedigree!)
So who says I make up words, even when discombobulated?