Ignoring My Ban

27 Jan

Classic Word of the Dayincommoded – v.  disturbed, inconvenienced

Classical Usage:  In Chapter XV Isabel leaves Ralph to take a cab to the hotel on her own.  He offers to see her safely to the inn, but she turns down his offer, adding that he is tired, and must go home to bed.  After she departs he thinks to himself, “When people forget I’m a poor creature I’m often incommoded, . . . but it’s worse when they remember it!”

Classically Mad Usage:  Do you know what incommodes me?  Potty training twins.  We’re constantly in commode.


Posted by on January 27, 2013 in The Portrait of a Lady


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3 responses to “Ignoring My Ban

  1. Adriana @ Classical Quest

    February 2, 2013 at 7:52 am

    Too funny!! I’m going to repeat that line to my fam today. 🙂 We have also been incommoded by potty training lately. Yesterday my little man clogged the commode with a toilet paper and it overflowed. It took about six beach towels to clean it up. I can’t imagine potty training twins! This is one area of motherhood that I don’t seem to be getting better at — potty training — UGH! Incommoding indeed!


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