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Tag: British slang

Gobsmacked: WordWednesdayFun

Gobsmacked is truly one of the great British words. Slight change of formula for this week’s post in the #WordWednesdayFun series. I am using Wordnik as the source*. This is what they say about this wonderful British word: Definitions from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License adj. Flabbergasted, astounded, speechless, overawed. from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved. adj. utterly astounded Etymologies As if smacked (“hit”) in the gob (“mouth (Irish / Scottish gaelic)”). (Wiktionary) Examples To say I was gobsmacked is something of an understatement. My Son In Books « Tales from the Reading Room I always liked the British slang “gobsmacked” — it sounds a little violent, but sometimes you do just feel smacked by whatever’s happening around you, you…

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