[LMB] bemused by bemused
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Sun Sep 6 22:26:58 BST 2015
On Sat, 05 Sep 2015 17:46:46 -0400, Peter Granzeau <pgranzeau at cox.net>
>At 03:16 PM 9/4/2015, Lois McMaster Bujold wrote:
>>PG: I never knew that. I thought raddled might mean something like
>>discombobulated, shook up, with some minor permanence about
>>it. Merriam-Webster says it means being in a state of confusion,
>>origin unknown, used since 1694.
>>LMB: Are you sure you aren't thinking of "rattled"?
>No, I looked "raddled" up in the online Merriam-Webster. I have an
>old (1976) American Heritage dictionary, it says "Worn out and
>broken down, as by debauch or general deterioration. [Origin unknown.]"
Well, we know the origin now. :)
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