Word of the Day:
- a feeling of offense or resentment; anger: We left in high dudgeon.
- Obsolete. a kind of wood used especially for the handles of knives, daggers, etc.
- Obsolete. a handle or hilt made of this wood.
- Obsolete. a dagger having such a hilt.
Alright. Here we go. (Also, I reserve the right to use one of the obsolete definitions.)
Honestly, you threaten a man with a dudgeon once, and he’ll never let you live it down.
“I’m just saying,” he protested laughingly. “It was quite a first meeting; that’s all.”
“Well, how was I supposed to know you weren’t there to kill me?” I demanded.
“You weren’t,” he said. “You were perfectly justified. Now we have an excellent story to tell when people at our wedding ask how we met.”
“Don’t you dare,” I threatened, but there was no real heat behind it.
He laughed, and I stormed off in mock dudgeon.
Five months later, I nearly ruined my perfect, white dress by spilling red wine when he told my mother, “Oh, yes, funny story: We met when I broke into a prison to rescue her, and she almost slit my throat because she thought I was there to kill her. Quite a misunderstanding, but you can’t deny that it worked out for the best.”
Fun fact: This is my fiftieth post on Semicolons Forever. Internet chocolate all around!