Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Word of the Day-"Nonplus"

non•plus: noun \ˌnän-ˈpləs\

Definition: a state of bafflement or perplexity : QUANDARY

Origin: Latin non plus no more

First Known Use: 1582

Used in a sentence: "Hula was nonplussed that her 73-year-old father contemplated skinny dipping in his underwear in the hotel swimming pool during the family road trip last week."

In fact, had Hula's cousin backed up that swimming proposal with a bet, she figures Zeke would have jumped in quicker than Newt Gingrich changes wives.

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