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A WORD A DAY
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Posted 27-04-2011Reply

Dear All,



A.Word.A.Day-- shirty



PRONUNCIATION:

(SHUHR-tee)

MEANING:

adjective: Bad-tempered, irritable.



ETYMOLOGY:

From the expression "to get someone's shirt out" to annoy or to lose one's temper. Earliest documented use: 1846.



USAGE:

"We can appreciate why Lukie Muhlemann is a little agitated and shirty, but he should remember that CSFB is essentially a law unto itself."

Ian Kerr; A Week in the Markets; Euroweek (London); Jan 26, 2001.



Explore "shirty" in the Visual Thesaurus.



A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. -Michael Pollan, author, journalism professor (b. 1955)







Cheers!!!



Regards Vindan

 
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