Sunny Days in Heaven
Spiritual/Political/Philosophical Blog on the Nature of Truth and Falsehood and Heaven

Thursday, March 03, 2005  


[S]haking the Queen firmly by the hand, [Clapton] introduced himself by name. "Have you been playing a long time?” the Queen asked, obviously none the wiser. "It must be 45 years now," replied a non-plussed blues giant.

Nonplussed (they misspelled it) means the opposite of what it sounds like.

adj : filled with bewilderment; "at a loss to understand those remarks"; "puzzled that she left without saying goodbye" [syn: at a loss, nonplused, puzzled]

I am so tired of people (journalists especially) getting this backwards. It's getting to the point that it will have to switch definitions and come to mean - nonchalant.

posted by Mark Butterworth | 12:07 PM |