How would Mark Twain have written "WTF!"
September 19, 2011 3:10 PM Subscribe
Is there a word that would express your combined surprise/confusion/confoundment upon witnessing an event or situation? How would best express, in a single word, your brain's "WTF-moment"?
posted by Wild_Eep to Writing & Language (32 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
It's that moment when something isn't as it appears.... at. all. And when you think about it further, you can't comprehend how it got this way, or how anyone would have thought this made sense, or even what thought process they would have used to get to this point.
At first, I thought of the word 'ponderous', which is close, but not quite it. Old-timey words are perfectly acceptable.
What say you?