Fhina recently commented that she was discombobulated. A wonderful word and I had to put it on this blog.
Discombobulate - a verb meaning to throw into confusion. The noun from it is discombobulation.
To quote from Fhina's posting - "Discombobulate is an American invention, first appearing around 1834, but its origins are a bit cloudy. It may be, as the Oxford English Dictionary suggests, simply a humorous alteration of "discompose" or "discomfit." The Dictionary of American Regional English, however, suggests that the "bob" in "discombobulate" may have come from "bobbery," a somewhat antiquated word meaning "uproar" or "confusion.""
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