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posted 1/30/2008 8:22:29 PM |
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Alrighty then!!

I was feeling some what cranky today (anyone that mentions or thinks PMS gets a virtual bitch slap ) and I wanted to share with the world.

Mostly because I am just a kind and generous soul

Anyhoo, I was talking to a friend about it and used the word curmudgeonly.

brusque and surly and forbidding; "crusty remarks"; "a crusty old man"; "his curmudgeonly temper"; "gruff manner"; "a gruff reply" [syn: crusty]

I should mention that I like words They are just sooooo much fun, really.

So back to my point. Anyway, I was saying that I was feeling somewhat curmudgeonly but that can't be stictly true.

See curmudgeons are by definition usually men. And since I am pretty sure I am not a man, I figured I couldn't really use that word.

Which got me to thinking (oh lord ) what word would you use for a woman feeling that way.

The first word that came to mind was Bitchy.
But I don't like that Way too negative.

I mean curmudgeon sounds almost cute, ya know??

So your mission (cue mission impossible music...where the hell is Mr Phelps ) , if you choose to accept it, LOL, is to find the word that has kinda the same meaning for woman as curmudgeon has for men.

As usual you will get nothing for your efforts except my undying gratitude and maybe some green smiley things anytime I see your name on a blog (blatant bribery).

This blog will self destruct in 30years Good Luck!

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Jan 30 @ 8:28PM  
A splendid little example...

Jan 30 @ 8:29PM  
Termagant is the word you were looking for.. I do believe.

it seems like everyone is a touch on the bitchy side today..

Jan 30 @ 8:33PM  
some people my want a.........virtual bitch slap.........

Jan 30 @ 8:35PM  
a touch on the bitchy side today..
I think I'm a little over the "just a touch" bitchy point today!!!


Jan 30 @ 8:53PM  
Personally, I'm feeling "cuntish" myself

Jan 30 @ 9:21PM  
Cranky or Crotchety

Jan 30 @ 10:10PM  
Thank you all for your suggestions!!

Brat unfortunately I dont think I can use "cuntish" in polite company.

BW, liked those words too. But I work with kids alot and I call them "cranky".

Had to look up NachoBaby's word:


1. a violent, turbulent, or brawling woman.

2. (initial capital letter) a mythical deity popularly believed in the Middle Ages to be worshiped by the Muslims and introduced into the morality play as a violent, overbearing personage in long robes.

–adjective 3. violent; turbulent; brawling; shrewish.

—Synonyms 1. shrew, virago, harridan, scold.
n. A quarrelsome, scolding woman; a shrew.

I like this word!! Hmmm.... so I guess today I would have been Termagantly.

also looked up Virago...
1. A woman regarded as noisy, scolding, or domineering.
2. A large, strong, courageous woman.

I like that too. Needless to say I prefer the second meaning.


Jan 30 @ 10:27PM  
Sumdaysoon, this is for you!!
Virtual Bitch Slap
And anyone else that would like a nice slap

Jan 30 @ 10:35PM  
I was thinking along the lines of Shrew.

shrew (plural shrews)

An ill-tempered, nagging woman: a scold.
One of Shakespeare’s plays is The Taming of the Shrew

Jan 30 @ 10:56PM  
What about HARRIDAN?

[/QUOTE]har·ri·dan n. A woman regarded as scolding and vicious; "one that is half Whore, half Bawd"; "a decayed strumpet"; "a poore tit, or leane ill-favored jade,"; a scolding (even vicious) old woman

Jan 30 @ 11:57PM  
I was thinking along the lines of Shrew.
I like it Desert, I could do a lot with it.

"Don't screw with the Shrew!"
"The turning of the Shrew!"

This has definite possibilities

Jan 31 @ 12:06AM  
I love, just wanted to say that

"one that is half Whore, half Bawd"; "a decayed strumpet
Good one L4E, had to look up bawd.

bawd–noun 1. a woman who maintains a brothel; madam.
2. a prostitute.
3. Archaic. a procuress.
[Middle English, probably from Old French baud, merry, licentious, from Old Low German bald, bold, merry; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots.]

This is a great word! Well both of them Harridan and Bawd.
I like the archaic definitions best.

Half whore interesting...


Jan 31 @ 12:31AM  
No one has said "Grumpy" yet.

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