Google It

Another word I’ve never heard before, “dudgeon,” was tossed out among today’s one-word prompts. Not “dungeon,” not “dud,” or “dude.” Not even “dungarees.”

What does it mean? I went straight to Google, the search engine I utilize to look up words I’ve never heard of. Google told me that it means a feeling of offense or deep resentment. Yep, that’s how I feel when someone uses a word no one has ever heard of or uses in everyday language. I throw down the yellow flag and call interference on using such words. It’s an unsavory act to use such words.

So I’m proposing a revolutionary concept to all of my fellow one word promoters. It’s, of course, an unenforceable cease and desist order, but instead a plea to stop giving us words that cause feelings of offense or resentment. Doing so is a very dudgeonous thing to perpetuate upon your fellow bloggers.


Written in all good humor for these daily prompts: Ragtag Daily Prompt (dudgeon), The Daily Spur (straight), Your Daily Word Prompt (utilize), Fandango’s One Word Challenge (interference), My Vivid Blog (savory), and Word of the Day Challenge (revolution).

22 thoughts on “Google It

  1. Paula Light November 18, 2022 / 4:21 pm

    Seconded! I did know dudgeon though, from romance novels. Offended duchesses often stalk off in high dudgeon. Never regular dudgeon though. Always high!

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  2. Nope, Not Pam November 18, 2022 / 5:57 pm

    I agree, obscure words do my head in 😊

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  3. jilldennison November 18, 2022 / 7:57 pm

    🤣🤣 That picture of ol’ Lindsey Graham at the top gives me a surging feeling of offense and deep resentment!

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  4. donmatthewspoetry November 18, 2022 / 8:23 pm

    Choogaloo along my fiend. A word of my own invention. Even Google don’t know. I’ve patented it and putting it in by about-to-be-published ‘Don’s Dictionary for New-Age Poets’

    Means a pull-chain toilet in a steam train.. Gettit?…….

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    • Fandango November 18, 2022 / 8:54 pm

      1) Did you mean to call me your “fiend”?

      2) How about the word “chugalug”? It means to drink a large glass of beer) without pause.

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      • donmatthewspoetry November 18, 2022 / 9:27 pm

        What a difference an ‘r’ makes.

        Gosh, you’ve brought back memories here. Yes, I remember it well

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            • Fandango November 18, 2022 / 10:15 pm

              Old timers!

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            • donmatthewspoetry November 19, 2022 / 3:38 am

              Got that song going around in my head now. chugalug chugalug etc etc etc

              D’ya know who used to say ‘etcetera etcetera etcetera’? I’ve forgotten. Someone from the past…..

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            • Fandango November 19, 2022 / 11:21 am

              The King of Siam in the Broadway show/movie “The King and I.”

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      • donmatthewspoetry November 18, 2022 / 9:35 pm

        I can’t use chugalug in my dic (DDFNAP) cos Roger’s patented it.

        Hey? Gettit? seems not to be yet taken. poss for DDFNAP say dee dee fer nap Gettit? Put an American twang to it…..

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  5. Marilyn Armstrong November 18, 2022 / 9:46 pm

    I suppose I know these words because I’m an addicted scrabble player and I read a lot of books about medieval history. Actually, I wanted someone to name a car “High Dudgeon.” I thought it would be a fantastic name for a really over-priced car. Also, then after you had a fight over a parking place, you could REALLY drive away in High Dudgeon. How cool it that?

    I agree with you even though in this case, I know the word. And have probably, to everyone’s annoyance, used it. But is does strain ones language use to use (other words I’ve encountered) like “liminal.” What? Huh? It means (thank you, Google): Relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process or occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundary or threshold. Bet you never found yourself using THAT one.

    I do find people’s attempts to incorporate these rather odd and often out-of-date words or phrases amusing — and also, I don’t participate. I know a lot of words. I don’t need vocabulary lessons.

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    • Fandango November 18, 2022 / 10:14 pm

      Fortunately, I don’t recall “liminal” showing up as a word prompt. Not yet, anyway. If I did, I’d probably skip it.

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  6. Marleen November 18, 2022 / 11:11 pm

    The use of words not frequently employed in current culture is a feature I enjoy in some shows or movies, I’ve noticed.

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  7. Carol anne November 23, 2022 / 6:28 pm

    I’ve heard of that word, but I forget now what it means! Lol! Its not a popular word!

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