Saturday, July 30, 2016

My Answer to Yesterday’s Quick Quiz

To make sense of this post, you need to first read the previous one, which lays out the context in which Senator Ted Cruz used dungeon when he meant a similar sounding but completely different word.
There is no question that the word he had in mind was dudgeon, the definition for which is:  a fit of resentment, offense, or anger, now usually in the phrase “in high dudgeon”; a feeling of indignation at something regarded as a wrong or insult. 

By substituting dudgeon for dungeon, his sentence “…in response to an ISIS terror attack, the Democrats go on high dudgeon that we’ve got to restrict the 2nd Amendment rights of …” makes perfect sense.  

Incidentally, dudgeon was featured in the March/April 2015 edition of my “Words of the Month.” Click here to review seven examples illustrating its use.
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