Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Secret Word Of The Day

You know what word doesn't get used nearly often enough? Smitten.

15 comments:

lulu said...

hmmmmmm.

Coaster Punchman said...

Rhymes with "kitten" which can only be good.

Big Orange said...

you know, that's true. I'm also fond of the word "fug", too...

Maritza said...

I love to be smitten! I also love the word "kerfuffle". If you are the smittee who's the smitter?

Flannery Alden said...

I like smite too.

vikkitikkitavi said...

What about "smote"? Not nearly enough of that going on these days, either.

Frank Sirmarco said...

No one says tomfoolery any more. Or gay-rod.

Megan said...

Lu - Indeed.

CP - Who wouldn't be smitten with kittens?!

Big O - "fug'?

Why Maritza, whatever makes you think I am not simply talking about language?

Flannery & Vikki - Smite and smote are both good, what with their being related to smitten.

Frank - You could bring tomfoolery back. Gay-rod I've never heard ANYONE say, and I teach 15 year-olds.

Melissa said...

(In a sing-song voice) I know what this means! I know what this means!

Grant Miller said...

There very little to be smitten by anymore. The Internet has everybody so jaded.

Chris said...

Dammt! And here match-maker Lulu was trying to fix us up. Looks like i missed my chance...q

Megan said...

Melissa - So you are also a fan of "smitten"?

Grant - Stupid internet.

Chris - Well, I mean, MICHIGAN?!

Unclejbird said...

I try to work "poleaxed" into a conversation whenever I can. As in, "When he tripped over the garden hose, Frank went down like he had been poleaxed." Flummoxed is good, too.

Megan said...

JBird - I believe I've actually HEARD you say both "poleaxed" and "flummoxed."

lulu said...

ah well. I tried. ;-)