Thursday, December 16, 2010

Word of the Day-"Overwhelm"

Pronunciation: \ˌō-vər-ˈhwelm, -ˈwelm\

Origin: Middle English.

First known use: 14th century.

Definition: 1: upset, overthrow
2a : to cover over completely : submerge b : to overcome by superior force or numbers c : to overpower in thought or feeling

Used in a sentence: "As Hula wedged into one of the few good seats at Teen Angel's choir concert, she was immediately overwhelmed by the Frito feet of the young man sitting beside her."

As in overwhelmed for an hour and five minutes. Sister Mercy, next time I'll just sit in the back.


J.G. said...


The Church Lady said...

Joy joy!

Jan n Jer said...

How did you stand it!!

janjanmom said...

Mmmmmm, Frito feet, sounds delicious.

Louisiana Belle said...

My dogs have Frito paws and I love it, BUT from a grown man? EWWWWWWWWW!! You poor thing. Did you ever get the smell flushed out of your nostrils?

dkuroiwa said...


just thought i'd let you know that i completely and totally resemble your post today.
now i wish i had a frito.