Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Word of the Week

Okay, I have to disclose where I got this word of the week.  You girls will think it's lovely, you boys will probably roll your eyes and stop reading this post immediately.  I heard this word first while watching Wives and Daughters.


(insert girlie oohs and aahs here).

Yes, I heard this first when the new Mrs. Gibson yells at Cynthia that she has gotten them all involved in an imbroglio, and "now I am being blamed for your misconduct!!!!"

Naturally Mrs. Gibson wouldn't think of causing an imbroglio with any of her actions.  

That was sarcastic.  If you didn't know that, you need to see the miniseries and read the book...they're fantastic.  Here's a spoiler for you...the nice girl wins!

So anyway...back to academic pursuits...

imbroglio: [im-brohl-yoh]  n. an intricate and perplexing state of affairs; a complicated or difficult situation; a confused heap.

Boy, the day I find a vocabulary word that doesn't  have confusion in the definition somewhere is the day I give up chocolate.  (Not really, just being dramatic.)

Here are my sentences:

Arthur quickly typed the address to Crazy Creative Magazine into his search engine, then waited nervously while it loaded; he needed to read the Editor's latest chocolate post before his Mom caught him in what would be a very unmanly type of imbroglio.

Editor's Note:  Little did Arthur know that his Mom would have respected him even more for his incredibly intelligent choice of reading material.  The magazine holds no gender bias...even if you are a zarf.

A sudden imbroglio occurred when the children busted into the living room during naptime and spotted their Mom, not cleaning, but eating bon-bons and watching BBC movies!  (Horrors!)

It was Monday morning, and the acute mother mentally braced herself for the wild imbroglio that awaited her in every room of the house.  It took nerves of steel to emerge from the warm cocoon that was her bed. (And again...personal experience is my inspiration.)
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  1. Treading down the path of teen aged dating is quite and imboglio, don't you think??

    Now I'm going to my library's website to see if they have this miniseries on DVD. I finished all of Lark Rise to Candleford, so I'm looking for something British that I haven't seen:-)

  2. Oooh, I just added Wives and Daughters to my Kindle a few days ago :)

    I wouldn't mind having an imbroglio like that in my house. Or at least, the BBC and bonbons :)

  3. Imbroglio insued after a long, indulgent phone conversation with her dear friend took her attention away from her three rowdy boys. (It was worth it!!!!)