Weird Word Wednesday: Kerfuffle

photo credit: funkyenglish.com
@BloggerDi (3085)
United States
September 28, 2022 9:38pm CST
Hi myLot friends. Well, I've been inconsistent again in posting for Weird Word Wednesday, but here I go! "Kerfuffle" is a funny-sounding word to me. It makes me think of a fancy dessert! But kerfuffle is not sweet or fun. It is about conflict and the loud disturbance that often accompanies angry outbursts. It's origin is Scottish. I'd heard this word before but I've never used it. Are you familiar with kerfuffle- either the word or the experience?
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@Deepizzaguy (75102)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
29 Sep
I have not heard of the word kerfuffle before. I have never used the word kerfuffle before.
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@Deepizzaguy (75102)
• Lake Charles, Louisiana
29 Sep
@BloggerDi You are welcome.
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@BloggerDi (3085)
• United States
29 Sep
Thanks for your comment @Deepizzaguy.
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@RubyHawk (78142)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
I haven’t heard the word kerfuffle but I’ve seen a few altercations.
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@BloggerDi (3085)
• United States
29 Sep
Thanks for commenting @RubyHawk. It can be a bit stressful to witness a kerfuffle, even more so to be involved in one!
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@RubyHawk (78142)
• Atlanta, Georgia
29 Sep
@BloggerDi It surely would.
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@RebeccasFarm (78879)
• United States
9 Oct
Oh I have always loved this word Can one be fond of words?
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• United States
9 Oct
@BloggerDi Welcome, have a lovely Sunday Dianaxo
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@BloggerDi (3085)
• United States
9 Oct
Of course! I am too! Thanks @RebeccasFarm.
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@LadyDuck (418042)
• Switzerland
29 Sep
I remember very well that I heard this in a very old British movie and I searched the meaning because I did not know.
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@LadyDuck (418042)
• Switzerland
30 Sep
@BloggerDi If only I could remember in which movie I heard that word.
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@BloggerDi (3085)
• United States
29 Sep
Thanks a lot @LadyDuck. That fits the description on the pic I shared- "British slang".
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• United States
6 Oct
Thats one of my favorite words I learned it from watching Judge Judy
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• United States
7 Oct
@BloggerDi she's a hoot and doesn't pull any punches
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@BloggerDi (3085)
• United States
6 Oct
Hahaa! I can just hear her saying it now, in my head.
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@sol_cee (34484)
• Philippines
29 Sep
Oh that’s such a cute word -like something I’d name my pet. Come Kerfuffle, come to mama lollll
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@BloggerDi (3085)
• United States
29 Sep
I love your sense of humor @sol_cee! Yes, I agree that it could be a cute pet name.
@Orson_Kart (5744)
• United Kingdom
29 Sep
Great to see you posting. WWW again. I am familiar with the word kerfuffle and been involved in a few in my time. Also known as a hullabaloo or hoo-ha. Funny phrases, but we British are a bit of a funny lot.
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@BloggerDi (3085)
• United States
30 Sep
Thank you @Orson_Kart. Yes, those are all funny words, which always enjoy! I enjoy your comments too.
@jstory07 (125299)
• Roseburg, Oregon
29 Sep
I have not heard that word before. No experience here.
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@BloggerDi (3085)
• United States
29 Sep
Thanks for your input @jstory07.
@Namelesss (3475)
• United States
29 Sep
I love a good kerfuffle so long as everyone gets cookies and milk afterwards.
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@BloggerDi (3085)
• United States
29 Sep
Hahaaa! Thanks @Namelesss. I agree.
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@Sojourn (13681)
• India
29 Sep
Is it in the OED? I guess if it is Scottish in origin, then let it be Scottish only, why bring it to English where already there are so many words for conflicts ? Maybe keep it as a dialectical word.
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@BloggerDi (3085)
• United States
30 Sep
Thanks @Sojourn. I'm not sure if it's in the Oxford Dictionary, but I agree that we really don't need it! Confession: although I have a fairly good vocabulary, I had to look up the meaning of dialectical.
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@Sojourn (13681)
• India
30 Sep
@BloggerDi Dialectical just popped on my auto completion feature in touchscreen keyboard . I haven't verified it too.
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