I have this thing for words which make me smile — nincompoops, discombobulated are just a couple of my favorites – but now I have a new favorite. I keep hearing it on a radio ad for lawn fertilizer — I know that seems strange – but since there are no pictures to distract me, I actually listen to the words, and this one is absolutely LOVELY! I smile even when I think about it and I already was able to use today when I commented on a post about tornadoes by one of my favorite bloggers – Uprooted Magnolia – check out her latest pictures of a tornado up close and personal!
As far as I can tell the word means something/someone who makes others dumbfounded, astounded, awed – much too ordinary of words for such a wonderful word which just rolls off one’s tongue and leaves a smile.
So, for the next week, month or even year, if you notice me referring to a ‘gobsmacker” or saying that someone has been “gobsmacked” – you can just smile (and maybe giggle a little) and start using it yourself whenever necessary!
Enjoy your new bit of knowledge and share it with the world!