4/18/08

Brit' Word of the Day....

Today's BWOTD is still commonly used in everyday life:

"The whole thing was a right kerfuffle about nothing"

'Kerfuffle' = big fuss or rumpus

The 'fuffle' part comes from Scotland and means 'to dishevel' and was first heard in Scottish English in the 16th century, the 'ker' was added in the 19th century.

6 comments:

dabrah said...

Sarah, I love the word kerfuffle. Just saying it is satisfying.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Love that word. I kind of knew what it meant,but not its origins.~~Dee

Anonymous said...

Hi Sarah

Just to remind you of the old country, check out www.kerfuffleonline.co.uk

They make some lovely music!

Best wishes

Chris

Rhea said...

Kerfuffle - that's brilliant! I now have a new word. Thanks!

Kim said...

I've loved that word ever since I heard Marilla Cuthbert say it on the Anne of Green Gables series.

BritGal' Sarah said...

Hi Chris,

Thanks for the link, I will check it out today.

Hope all is ok back home, don't work too hard! :-)