[Loch-Ruadh] Gruntled (was: Terrorrist's Group)

Padraig Ruad O'Maolagain padraig_ruad at irishbard.org
Mon Apr 27 06:50:32 PDT 2009

I stand (well, sit, actually) corrected.  Odd that "disgruntled" is still in the vernacular but its opposite seems to have fallen out of popular use..  Ya learn somethin' new every day!  <grin>
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--- On Sun, 4/26/09, PBW <PBW_RN at charter.net> wrote:

From: PBW <PBW_RN at charter.net>
Subject: [Loch-Ruadh] Gruntled (was: Terrorrist's Group)
To: "Shire of Loch Ruadh, Kingdom of Ansteorra, SCA, Inc." <loch-ruadh at lists.ansteorra.org>
Date: Sunday, April 26, 2009, 8:04 AM


1.. (jocular) satisfied.

1938: He spoke with a certain what-is-it in his voice, and I could see that, if not actually disgruntled, he was far from being gruntled. &mdash; w:P. G. Wodehouse, P. G. Wodehouse, w:The Code of the Woosters, The Code of the Woosters
Etymology: (back-form, disgruntled)

Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

    v : cause to be more favorably inclined; gain the good will of;
        "She managed to mollify her angry boss" [syn: pacify, lenify,
         conciliate, assuage, appease, mollify, placate,
         gentle]Gruntle \Grun"tle\, v. i. [Freq. of grunt.]
  To grunt; to grunt repeatedly. [Obs.]


It really is a word!


> How can you be disgruntled unless you were gruntled in the first place? And what is a gruntle anyway? Some weird exotic pet?
> Uddgar!
> Padraig Ruad O'Maolagain wrote:
>> Why are people always described as "disgruntled"?
>> Have you ever seen anyone described as being "gruntled"?  Would you even want to be described as "gruntled"?  Inquiring minds want to know!  (And so do I.)
>> Padraig


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