Friday, April 19, 2013

A to Z Challenge 2013: Q - Quagmire

Quagmire

quag·mire [kwagˌmī(ə)r] n. 1. Land with a soft muddy surface. 2. A difficult or precarious situation; a predicament.

Synonyms: 1. mire, morass, quag, slack 2. predicament, difficulty, quandary

Etymology: 1570s, from obsolete quag "bog, marsh" + mire (n.). Extended sense of "difficult situation, inextricable position" is recorded by 1766.

Sorry this is so late today. It's been a crazy week.

26 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Said with an air of authority, that one just rolls right off the tongue.

mshatch said...

This is one of my favorite words. It actually sounds like what it is.

YVONNE LEWIS: said...

A good Q word though the title of your blog has quite a few.

Yvonne.

Dani said...

So would you say... your week has been quite quagmire-ish?
Haha!

Stephsco said...

I would really like to integrate this word in my day life. It's fun. :)

Nancy Thompson said...

I used this word twice in my book originally. It's so unusual, I felt I had to remove one. Love all that it implies.

Rick Daley said...

This reminds me too much of work. It's why I'm a letter behind!

S. L. Hennessy said...

Somehow Quagmire will always sound like a name to me.

C. Lee McKenzie said...

I stepped into one of those just the other day!

Melissa Bradley said...

Makes me think of the Fire Swamp and of course, my fave Family Guy man, Quagmire.

Sarah Ahiers said...

One of my coworkers used this word in an email yesterday and i had to sit back and appreciate his word choice

SC Author said...

I knew this one! Just never made the connection between that and the Pokémon Quagsire. SL, you're right, it is a name! And Family Guy too.

Andrew Leon said...

Quagmire is good word.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Also Quagmire from family guy. He lives up to the meaning of his name. And hey, at least you posted. Many others have just dropped out. So congrats.

Beverly Fox said...

Yes, also one of my favorites. Sums up a really messy thing in one clean word.

Cynthia said...

When I think of Quagmire, I think of Family Guy and goofy Hawaiian shirts.

Susan Kane said...

I can't wait to use that word today. It may take some doing, though.

Amy "Lyre" Turner said...

That word aptly describes my job today!

Lyre @ Lyre's Musings #atozchallenge

Melanie Schulz said...

I'm sure if I use that word for any length of time my IQ will raise at least ten points.

Michael Offutt, S.F.A. said...

I can't believe you just copied and pasted from the dictionary for your challenge. You sir are lazy!

Joe Lunievicz said...

An earlier comment said it. The word sounds like what it is. That is so cool.

M said...

I use this in class just to have kids ask what it means...and I hope htey use it when appropriate...they are 1st graders. Happy A-Z TGIF!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Matthew .. I haven't been over and must go back and re A through ...

Love words, their means and etymology ... such an excellent way of doing the A -Z ..

Cheers Hilary

farawayeyes said...

While scrolling around your place, I found that I missed Q. Excellent word. Where I live, actually.

Nagzilla said...

I cannot hear this word without wanting to say "Giggity."

Hi from Nagzilla bloghopping A to Z

Tina said...

Yes, I know about crazy weeks. I wrote Q and R while shoveling scrambled eggs into my mouth at 5 am right before leaving for the hospital...sigh. But they're up there!
This is a favorite word of mine as I get caught in them often...sigh.

Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge