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The Word You’re Looking For Is…

I was at work the other day, as you do, working, and I needed a word. The word I was looking for was inconsistent but my brain was being inconsistent itself and (and this will betray my current work mindset here) all I could come up with was uncontrollable. So I did what any self-respecting procrastinator does and I headed off to the thesaurus.

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That wasn’t really what I was looking for though I did appreciate like a loose cannon. I went with undisciplined, since what I was going for was a sense of madness created from an unpredictable few.

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Mischievous has that certain something but naughty is something I would not like to picture associated with my co-workers. I missed inconsistent here sadly because YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SHE CLICKS UNGOVERNED!! I can’t stand those links by the way but it’s a good representation of how I felt when I saw this:

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Gay is right there east of corrupt, west of shameless and sinful, and north of immoral.Yes, I know. I know the traditional use of gay. I even took a screenshot for you because I looked to see if ungoverned showed up on the gay page. Spoiler: It does not.

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Given the definition of gay provided from the associated link above where “having or showing a merry, lively mood” is the fifth of nine definitions – clearly in line with the entries above, I’m baffled and irritated that gay appears in a list that also includes the words shameless, unprincipled, and depraved. Come on, man.

Technically, I suppose it’s right. But that doesn’t make it right. So I went with inconsistent even though what I actually meant was dude, we can do better than this.



9 Responses

  1. I am consistently on the thesaurus…. This was awesome and totally the train my brain takes!

  2. I don’t mind being called blithe, but I identify as gamesome-spirited.

  3. Alert? That one I just don’t get.

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