Hi. It’s me again. Your word loving motivational speaker. And this time I come to you with one of my all time favorites: Gobsmacked.
Before I go any further, I’d like you to please say that word right out loud…. Go on, no one’s watching. Say it right out loud.
Did you notice how it makes you really contort your mouth around? That’s fun, isn’t it? And did you hear out it sounds? Gobsmacked. It’s FUNNY! It’s a funny word!
Oh there’s plenty of other words you could use. Words like “stunned,” “shocked,” “appalled.” But they just aren’t as…colorful or lively or fun.
Try these on…
“You’re going to be late again? Why I’m downright GOBSMACKED!”
“You promised you’d do your homework but you haven’t done it! I’m gobsmacked!”
“We actually WON the game? We did??? Well, just call me gobsmacked!!!
Can you even imagine how people would respond if you used this word? Why, they’d be _________. You fill in the blank.
From your very happy motivational speaker, Linda Larsen, the gobsmacked ninnyhammer