Okay, gang here we go down the crooked road to aunt Mabel’s home.
There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile, He found a crooked sixpence, against a crooked stile, He bought a crooked cat which caught a crooked mouse, And they all lived together in a little crooked house. Poem by Mother Goose Poetry Foundation.org
Do you get befuddled when a person starts talking, keeps on, keeps on, on, on, etc. Now this can happen by email, phone, in-person, shopping at the same store, etc, etc, etc. You can’t even get your opinion in. Then all of a sudden they say to you “what’s your problem today, you don’t want to talk to me?” Me I just slowly drink a glass of water! Think about walking down a quiet beach, all you hear is the water moving around. And then I say to them “can you repeat that?”
Or how about when reading one of my blogs, you get a befuddled look and scratch your head, what the heck is Hope blogging about????
Have you ever been smitten? For one thing I dragged out my paper dictionary The New Merriam-Webster with a copyright of 1989 to see what smitten is all about.
Are pages yellow you ask? Yes they are!
Here’s the meaning of smite – 1989 doesn’t even have smitten – says to strike heavy, to affect as a heavy blow. Yikes! I thought it meant more like the statements below.
Now at Merriam-Webster website it has – deeply affected with or struck by strong feelings of attraction, affection, or infatuation.
Now The Free Dictionary one definition has – to afflict or attack with deadly or disastrous effect: smitten by polio. to affect mentally, morally, or emotionally with a strong and sudden feeling: They were smitten with terror.
Have you been smitten lately?
Have a great day! Hope
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Definition assistance from Merriam-Webster Dictionary.com and
The Free Dictionary.com
Word of the Day Challenge.com
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