Saturday, October 24, 2009

Not Something I Enjoy Seeing my College Football Team Do Every Week!

funny word of the day: fumble

Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Pronunciation: \ˈfəm-bəl\
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): fum·bled; fum·bling \-b(ə-)liŋ\
Etymology: probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish fumla to fumble
Date: 1534
intransitive verb
1 a : to grope for or handle something clumsily or aimlessly b : to make awkward attempts to do or find something c: to search by trial and error d: blunder
2 : to feel one's way or move awkwardly
3 a : to drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder b : to lose hold of a football while handling or running with it
transitive verb
1 : to bring about by clumsy manipulation
2 a : to feel or handle clumsily b : to deal with in a blundering way : bungle
3 : to make (one's way) in a clumsy manner
4 a : misplay b : to lose hold of (a football) while handling or running

— fum·bler \-b(ə-)lər\ noun

— fum·bling·ly \-b(ə-)liŋ-lē\ adverb

Though this is a funny-sounding word, it is not at all funny when my college football team from the Univ. of Michigan fumbles multiple times in one game, which has happened three times so far in today's game against Penn State and generally has been happening more often this season than I'd like. They used to be so good! What happened?
Yesterday's FWOTD: doozy
Definition from Merriam-Webster:

Variant(s): or doo·zie \ˈdü-zē\ also doo·zer \-zər\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural doozies or doozers
Etymology: perhaps alteration of daisy
Date: 1916
: an extraordinary one of its kind

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