I’ve been overwhelmed and underwhelmed, but I wondered this morning if I had (or could) be whelmed. Turns out I can (and have):


to turn (as a dish or vessel) upside down usually to cover something : cover or engulf completely with usually disastrous effect


To cover with water; submerge.

If you found this post interesting/useful, see my previous deconstructions of the words stick-to-itiveness and gruntled.

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