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January 17, 2019

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN: BRAVER THAN YOU

A beer drinker was surprisingly nonplussed after a massive spider made its way onto their glass and then across their hand.

(Thanks to Mac Turl)

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Where do I turn in my Man Card?

Somebody needs to tell the writer that “nonplussed” means “confused.” I didn’t see anyone who was “decidedly nonplussed.”

Excuse me. “Surprisingly nonplussed.” Got nonplussed for a moment.

John, according to dictionary.com, nonplussed can also mean calm, composed, placid, unruffled, unconcerned.
So this woman was surprisingly calm/composed.

Snork! @ Burt

If that spider was on my hand and I were in Australia, I would not have been nonplussed. I would have been screamingly plussed.

So is anyone ever merely plussed?

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/nonplussed

Apparently, the word "nonplussed" has mutated in meaning approximately 180 degrees. This is perhaps the only blog anywhere discussing this urgent grammatical update.

pogo,

I was once in Arizona.

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