“Weird Words About a New Abnormal” – August Commentary

Do you feel a little discombobulated by strange words?  If someone is talking lots of gibberish, gobbledygook, and poppycock, they may be trying to discombobulate (verb) you.  If you are very discombobulated (adjective), you are also flummoxed.  Confused?  That’s what these two words mean – “confuse” (19th century words).

Amazingly – time is flying; it is already more than 4 months since a large share of the global economy was mandated to a near-subsistence crawl.  While there is evidence of emerging green shoots that suggest the trough levels are past, the persistence of COVID-19 with its related behavioral accommodations dampens reopening the economy and makes for an abnormal jagged experience.

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