A word

slol 2013The word jerk was floating around school today.

jerk – a noun                                                                                                                                         a quick, sharp,pull, thrust, twist, throw or the like

a spasmodic usually involuntary,muscular movement                                                                 any sudden, quick movement of the body, as in dodging something

a contemptibly naive , fatuous, foolish or inconsequential person

There were quick movements of the body to dodge flying objects.                                             Unfortunately there was no dodging being called an inconsequential person.

Feelings were hurt.

Can we blame the verbal spillage on the full moon?

Tomorrow will be a better day.


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2 Responses to A word

  1. elsie says:

    Words echo in the mind long after the sound has evaporated. Why doesn’t everyone remember that before they speak?

  2. I remember using that word once, in a fit of anger, and felt bad as soon as I used it. I used it to call out rude behavior from the other person, not naivete. Didn’t know that was the dictionary definition!

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