Years ago, my eldest daughter tugged at my sleeve while I was speaking on the telephone and pleaded, “Mom, sorry to intersturb you, but…” I don’t remember the nature of the emergency, but I do remember the word – a cross between interrupt and disturb. I don’t believe ‘intersturb’ has yet made its way into the dictionary (my spell-checker tells me it hasn’t); but, I’m sure it belongs there!
On the weekend, as I tried my best to force a reluctant (or should that be recalcitrant) water sprinkler spike to do its thing, I complained to my husband, “The dang thing is plogged.” Apparently, I couldn’t decide if it was clogged or plugged so I opted for the combo!
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