Before I start writing my blog, I thought you may like a little background on how the word may have come about. Here we go;
For the complete article go to Dictionary.com
“Flummox has no firm etymology, but it may come from or be akin to British dialect (Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Cheshire, all of which border on Wales) flummox, flummocks “to hack, to mangle,” or the noun flummock “a sloven,” or the verb flummock “to confuse, bewilder.” The verb, spelled flummux’d, first appears in 1833 in England with the meaning “backed down, backed out of a promise, disappointed.””
Picture showing Herefordshire, Gloucestershire, Cheshire that border Wales.
I discovered that flummoxed is a synonym to discombobulate? WOW! Now I won’t bore people saying discombobulated, instead I can use flummoxed. Let’s see how many people will have to pull out their dictionary or do a search on their phone.
I think this might drive them a little “flummoxed”.