Wednesday, June 13

Wow, it’s Wednesday again and I’ve been feeling a lot little unhinged. They say to write what you know so I’m going to go with the flow and look at the word “unhinged”.

From Merriam-Webster’s:

 define as upsetungluedespecially: mentally deranged <attacked by an unhinged extremist>

Examples of UNHINGED

  1. <destined to become one of the nation’s most notorious serial killers, he apparently became unhinged as a result of being abandoned as a young teen>

First Known Use of UNHINGED

1652
by jon – crazy, insane, psychotic, confused; a basket case. not attached where it really counts, much like a door.

from Danimoth – The sequel to the Magic: The Gathering card set Unglued!

from The Return of Light Joker – insane, crazy, deranged

“He was with some unhinged artist.”
Part of Speech: adjective
Definition: demented
Synonyms: bananas, batty, berserkbonkers*, confused,crazed, crazy*, derangeddisturbedinsane,loopy, lunaticmadmaniacmanicmental*, outof one’s mind, out to lunch, touched*,unbalanced
I was disappointed when I searched on my go-to site, Online Etymology Dictionary, and unhinged wasn’t found. I was so looking forward to reading up on the historical use of the word, but alas, I have been unable to find a suitable explanation.
However, I think it’s safe to say “unhinged” does not accurately describe how I’ve been feeling. Although I’ve been “off” I haven’t come “unhinged” to the point of causing anyone bodily harm…at least not yet. 

Yup, definitely not “unhinged”. Phew, that’s a relief..

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2 Responses to Wednesday, June 13

  1. Yes, thank goodness you defined this…hee, hee…I have never come “unhinged” either. Luckily. Perhaps bonkers, bananas, and a little loopy, but never unhinged. 😉 Thanks for another great word, Holly! XOXO-SWM

  2. Holly says:

    Oh, I’ve definitely been bonkers, bananas and a LOT loopy! lol Thanks for your constant encouragement, it means a lot to me.

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