WORD WEDNESDAY: KERFUFFLE

 

 

Kerfuffle board game
Wha??? There’s a board game called KERFUFFLE!  Bet it would be fun to play!

Kerfuffle (ker-fuhf-uh l) A disorderly outburst or tumult.  Kerfuffle is a humorous word for a mostly non-humorous situation: some kind of disturbance, scandal or mess.  However, a kerfuffle usually isn’t 100% serious.  People talking loudly in public could be making a kerfuffle.  If a politician says something embarrassing by accident, it could cause a kerfuffle.  Often, people use this word when they think people are making too big a deal of something, as in “What’s the kerfuffle all about?” [https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/kerfuffle]

 

I recently learned the word “kerfuffle” via one of my daily alerts from http://www.dictionary.com as its word of the day.  Before I even read the definition, I giggled.  The pronunciation of the word is so funny-sounding.  It made me think of someone sneezing:

“Ahhhhhh, kerfuffle!”

“Bless you!”

It also made me say the word quickly, several times in a row: kerfuffle, kerfuffle, kerfuffle, kerfuffle!

After reading the definition, I again started laughing and thought of rhyming words in a sentence:

Quite a kerfuffle started from all the people in a mad shuffle!

In the “Leave a reply” section below, go ahead and tell me — have you ever been involved in a kerfuffle?  Or, try to make a funny sentence with kerfuffle!

 

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