i looked up "flummoxed" a few days ago when i used it in a post where i mentioned how tripp hazard had me perplexed. i found the word, but not really a definition(i wanted to make sure i was using it properly)like i would normally get from websters or the free online dictionary. what little info i found supported me in my usage, so i went ahead,but then tripp called me out on it not being a word.
so here is one of my quirks: this kind of thing drives me crazy. i never used the word before, but i went ahead and then i was wrong. so i had to research it. i dont know what i did different in todays google search, but here ya go:
tr.v. flum·moxed, flum·mox·ing, flum·mox·es Informal
To confuse; perplex.
so it is a word and i used it correctly. its really not about making anyone else wrong-i am not competitive that way, its that i cannot stand to be wrong in spelling, diction, or grammar. you might all be gasping because you read my blog and you might have seen the grammatical and spelling errors glaring at you, but another one of my quirks is that i sometimes get lazy. so lazy that i am willing to throw another quirk under the bus. like my lack of capitalization and punctuation. pure laziness.