Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Yup. Definitely whelmed.

I'm feeling pretty whelmed right now (as opposed to over- or under-).

Yes, it's a word. Archaic, yes, but a word nonetheless:

verb [trans.] archaic or poetic/literary:
"engulf, submerge, or bury (someone or something): a swimmer whelmed in a raging storm."

So there.

Note: While I like this definition and all, I personally prefer to define it as what it sounds like it should mean: The feeling you get after being whapped repeatedly with something unpleasant, like a large fish. You still get the same general idea, but it's so much more expressive.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, friend! I hope you surface soon. Is it law school that is whelming you? PS I loved the image of a large fish whapping someone and will never, ever say whelmed (or any of the variations) without thinking of a king salmon hitting some poor schmuck in the face.