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Abunction 2nd November, 2008

Posted by Scotty in Life.
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I want the word abunction to be added to the English Dictionary.

This week, tired and ill, and having just preached, I was being driven home and couldn’t string my words together properly. My voice was almost gone, I had reverted back to the Scottish way of mumbling and running words together, the accent was back, along with my “verbal dyslexia”. As I turned to Mon to tell her how I felt I said:

I have lost my abunction

I was trying to say I had lost my “ability to function” properly and instead coined what I think is a wonderfully descriptive new word. So, to “lose one’s abunction” is to lost your ability to function, so much so that you can’t even speak properly.

We laughed very hard!

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1. Zach - 4th November, 2008

Theologians…geez

2. Mon - 6th November, 2008

such a great word…good times 🙂

3. kirstymac - 11th December, 2008

i will take it and use it…. abunction is a prized characteristic in so many moments of the day…

4. Sueso - 24th November, 2009

That’s so funny! I googled abunction and it took me right here! I thought it was a real word! Scots mumble?


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