Thursday, August 14, 2008

is cranky the new black?

Can it be? because I've got my crank on, and it sure doesn't feel like it's going anywhere...

crank·y

/ˈkræŋki/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[krang-kee] Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation

–adjective, crank·i·er, crank·i·est.

1. ill-tempered; grouchy; cross: I'm always cranky when I don't get enough sleep.

2. eccentric; queer.

3. shaky; unsteady; out of order.

4. full of bends or windings; crooked.

5. British Dialect. sickly; in unsound or feeble condition; infirm.

[Origin: 1780–90; crank1 + -y1]

—Related forms

crank·i·ly, adverb

crank·i·ness, noun

—Synonyms 1. crotchety, cantankerous, perverse.

Dictionary.com Unabridged (v 1.1) Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2006.

Some favorite curmudgeons:

Groucho Marx
Sherlock Holmes
Oscar the Grouch
Shrek
Fran Liebowitz
The Grinch
W.C. Fields
Dorothy Parker
Oscar/Jack Klugman

Some curmudgeonly quotes, if your in the mood...

So go, and never darken my towels again! (Groucho Marx)

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