He used my word (almost)

02 Jul


Well, what is a vowel between a world famous author and an avid reader of the disk world series?

Sir Terry Pratchett has used my word to describe the feeling you get when your degenerative condition invades your life and stops you doing the things you want to do.  I am quite sure he is deeply upset at this decision and for what has caused him to make it.

My word? I day ‘umbuggerance’ when my own condition causes me to have to make a decision I don’t want to, or rather makes the decision for me, the wrong one that I would choose for myself.


Posted by on July 2, 2014 in Uncategorized



5 responses to “He used my word (almost)

  1. Bushka

    July 2, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    Would be fascinating to discover his reaction if you were to let him know about the apparent ‘co-incidence’. ;)Hugs! x


    • amgroves

      July 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      I am going to risk a cheeky tweet, see what happens 🙂


      • Bushka

        July 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm

        I would certainlydo that….Let us know. 😉


  2. deleted user

    July 3, 2014 at 7:05 am

    I wonder if you can patent a word, then everyone who used it in the future would have to pay you a small fee. Either way, “umbuggerance” is a wonderful word, descriptive, powerful, expressive and just sufficiently inelegant to carry real feeling. I hope it’s use brings you at least a little relief.


    • amgroves

      July 3, 2014 at 1:14 pm

      I do indeed, I love being able to add differing degrees of intensity to the ‘bugger’ part of the word to signal the level of umbuggerance-ness of it all, lol.

      Don’t think you can copywriter a word, oh well, Sir TP can have it foc 😉



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