Thursday, May 13, 2010

Word of The Day-"Perturb"

Main Entry: per·turb

Pronunciation: \pər-ˈtərb\

Function: transitive verb

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French perturber, from Latin perturbare to throw into confusion, from per- + turbare to disturb — more at turbid
Date: 14th century
1 : to disturb greatly in mind : disquiet
2 : to throw into confusion : disorder
3 : to cause to experience a perturbation

synonyms see discompose

Used in a sentence: "Hula was greatly perturbed when just two hours after finding a tick on her hip crawling toward um...the dark side of the moon, another tick crawled off of her scalp and down the side of her face."

Oh, and is it kind of seventh grade for me to say the word perturbation seems a little dirty?


J.G. said...

Maybe that's why all those people were looking at you funny when you were lying down in the cemetery. Maybe they knew something you didn't.

That said: Ewwww! I hope you've found the last of those buggers.

Janis said...

I would freak out! Ticks scare me more then anything else.

janjanmom said...

Ahhh, KY tick season, gotta love it.

(Going to go check...just in case, I did walk through the yard to my car 4 times today.)

The Church Lady said...

I would say that word describes the moment to a "t".

oreneta said...

Maybe you should think twice before lying around in cemetaries?