Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Flummox

Suggested by Adriana S.

Definition: (from dictionary.com)
-verb (used with object)
1. informal. to bewilder; confound; confuse

Examples:
"I spend most of my time in math class completely flummoxed."
"Sometimes I think technology exists just to flummox people rather than help them."

Origin: (from etymonline.com)
"1837, can't 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 onomatopœic, expressive of the notion of throwing down roughly and untidily.'"

Awkwardness rating: 6

Even Jackie Chan gets flummoxed sometimes. (memegenerator.com)

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