I thought it might be fun to shake things up a bit. So here it is, a new weekly feature: weird word Wednesday. Today’s word: Bumfuzzled. According to Merriam Webster, bumfuzzled means “in a state of bewilderment: confused or perplexed.” Can you see yourself using this word? Do you have a weird word you’d like to write about? If you choose to take up the challenge, please add a pingback to this prompt.
The holidays are over; we are settling into 2023 and marching through January. Winter, ugh! This season can be cold and bleak and never-ending even though it’s only just begun. And so I thought I would venture into new territory (which might last a week or two, knowing me) with a mid-week mix-up: weird word Wednesday.
But then I started to look up weird words. Have you ever done that? Oh my! Seriously… Google “weird words in English” and see what you come up with. There are words I had never seen and would never come across if not for this venture. So many choices!
Today, we are examining the word, bumfuzzled. I chose this word because it’s one I believe I might actually start using. I am completely bumfuzzled by this word. First of all, how many words do we need that mean confused and bewildered? How many words for confusion exist in other languages? But secondly, it’s quite satisfying to say.
I think bumfuzzled will be my new favorite word for confusion. From now on, any time I can’t explain something, or I am perplexed, I am going to say, “Well, I am simply bumfuzzled.” I can’t wait to see the reactions to that word!