Discombobulate is such a fanciful and awesomely onomatopoeic word. Considering that discombobulate is something of a whimsical and fanciful alteration of the words discompose and discomfort, it’s no surprise to me that I adore it! When using it, I often think of some kind of science fiction robotic machine fizzing, smoking (rainbow smoke too, no doubt) and sparking as it overloads (yeah, I’m all kinds of geek like that).
My choice in the word discombobulate this week is quite fitting since the weather (hot, humid and kinda gross) and the flu have served to discombobulate my mental state something fierce – to say nothing of the state of the house or work! I’m slowly setting things to rights, but the sheer discombobulation of it all has been verging dangerously on madness.
** If there’s a word you’d like to see added to the Word Nerd roster, please feel free to drop me a line or suggest it in the comments – I love feedback and recommendations!