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#208242 - 12/06/12 07:10 PM Re: yet another enantiodrome [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
tsuwm Offline
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demused

The state of having absolutely no ability or desire to participate in anything beautiful, useful, noble, or artistic. It describes someone who not only lost the confidence or the energy to create, but who decided that these kinds of endeavors were a waste. The human spark is extinguished from such a person and all that is left is a hollow consumer shell.

Antonym of Bemused, the state of being inexplicably distracted, which was thought to be a result of being visited by one of the mythical Muses, who granted talents in the arts and sciences.

While only a Muse can Bemuse someone, many people and groups are capable of Demusing others, including fraternities, Joel Osteen, shift supervisors, Clear Channel Radio Stations, Jeff Foxworthy, people who make Disney movies, anybody who works for Verizon, Tom Clancy, Thomas Kinkade, Paula Deen, Instagram, Reddit, the Grand Theft Auto franchise, etc.
A: He used to be so smart and creative, now all he does is drink on the weekends and play video games. When did he get demused?

B: He went to WVU.

-Urban Dictionary

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#208247 - 12/07/12 12:59 PM Re: yet another enantiodrome [Re: tsuwm]
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Many thanks, tsuwm.
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#208248 - 12/07/12 02:47 PM Re: yet another enantiodrome [Re: Rhubarb Commando]
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I did LIU but I miss the clue when I don't understand WVU. Can't be
West Virginia University.....Could it be translated to words?
Bemused is a word I've long taken for something like amused, but in a more introvert, secluded way. Thanks.

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#208249 - 12/07/12 03:11 PM Re: yet another enantiodrome [Re: BranShea]
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as you know, Branny, the Urban Dictionary comprises definitions contributed by ordinary folk such as you and I. (I myself submitted one just to see how easy it is. (very)) I suggest this particular def'n was submitted by someone who, in addition to being clever with words, was taking a cheap shot at West Virginia University, or more probably, someone who went there - in fact, the entire def'n may apply to some poor, demused schmuck of their acquaintance.

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#208251 - 12/07/12 04:53 PM Re: yet another enantiodrome [Re: tsuwm]
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Maybeso, tsuwm, but I like this enantiodrome whether it is a proper enantiodrome or not. "Demused" as defined has a function in this badly demused world.
And don't argue. Lest I think you are one. frown


Edited by jenny jenny (12/07/12 07:04 PM)
Edit Reason: sp. tsuwm is a pedant

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#208252 - 12/07/12 05:02 PM Re: yet another enantiodrome [Re: jenny jenny]
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Originally Posted By: jenny jenny
Maybeso, tsuwm, but I like this enantiodrome whether it is a proper enantiodrome or not. "Demused" as defined has a function in this badly demused world.
And don't argue. Least I think you are one. frown


1. one what?!
b. if you're going to get all pedantic on me, I have to point out that I think you meant 'Lest I think you are one'
iii. argumentative?? moi?!?

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