Posted by Claudia Moser on 8:12 AM in ,

OK, upset on one side (this week's theme under GBE 2), and a confused writer on the other side (me). What am I supposed to write? Normally if this word would have been thrown into my direction while having a hard time at work, I would have some material to juggle with, but not now. I actually feel pretty good. So here I am trying to find maybe other meanings to the word which I would use.

Thus my quest in finding its meaning!

upset as a verb

1.disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress - well I am not worried, I am pretty cool with myself at the moment, even if is Monday :) 
2.bring disorder to - nope!
3.disturb the balance or stability of - no hostile talks at works in order to upset any relationships and to be honest not in the right mood to start a fight! Or is anyone interested? :)
4.defeat suddenly and unexpectedly - no loss on my side, maybe except for my appetite this morning, but I guess this is no theme for this!
5.form metals with a swage - no idea here!
6.move deeply - no negative thoughts on my side, I am not troubled by anything, but hey maybe I should read my emails first and then continue, maybe I will find some good material there! Just a sec pls
7.cause to lose one's composure - none lost, just amused, the usual Monday morning stuff to be done by last Friday! Well, that is life!
8.cause to overturn from an upright or normal position - well I did not knocked down any items on my desk, simply enjoying my cup of coffee and smiling, this is fun!
9.make angry - well no!

upset as an adjective

1.used of an unexpected defeat of a team favored to win - none to mention
2.thrown into a state of disarray or confusion- this might be by the end of the day, but it's much more fun to write this post now, while still enjoying the silence prior to the normal Monday madness!
3.afflicted with or marked by anxious uneasiness or trouble or grief- I truly hope not!
4.having been turned so that the bottom is no longer the bottom- none to report!
5.mildly physically distresses- the upset stomach might be but I will do my best to avoid this!

upset as a noun

1.an improbable and unexpected victory- nah!
2.the act of upsetting something - no car accidents this morning!
3.the act of disturbing the mind or body - none present
4.a tool used to thicken or spread metal (the end of a bar or a rivet etc.) by forging or hammering or swaging - no idea here again!
5.a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning - all OK
6.an unhappy and worried mental state - no unhappiness to report here

And now? What am I suppose to write? Any ideas?



thank you for outlining all the possibilities! glad you are Not Upset :) I think you covered the prompt perfectly.

How wonderful that this was the post you had difficulty in writing :-)

@Sylvia - this was definitely not my word ;)
@Sarah - well it was :)

It is great when life is going well and we don't feel upset.

Would it help to cross-reference in German?

upset as a verb
1. stören
2. durcheinander bringen
3. kippen
4. umkehren (als in zu Niederlage zu führen)
5. fassonschmieden (archäisch) gesenkschmieden
6. Kummer bereiten
7. die Fassung verlieren
8. umkippen
9. wütend machen

upset as an adjective
1. gewendetes Spiel
2. Durcheinander gebrachter Raum
3. verstörte Person
4. umgekippter Karton
5. krumm vor Schermzen

upset as a noun
1. die Wendung
2. die Störung
3. die Störung
4. das Gesenkschmieden
5. die Störung
6. die Störung

I think you did an excellent job covering all bases. I especially loved #8. Made me smile. Hugs.

@Belle - it is,and somehow I could not find any upsetting event to tell a story about!
@Weissdorn - wow! I am impressed but I shouldn't right? :)
@Barb -actually I was thinking after pressing the post button that I might be at trouble, writing it while at work enjoying my first coffee :) but I did need a nice start for the day, it was in the end Monday :)

I'm glad you have no unhappiness to report.


It's a good day in Claudia's life! :)

Your closing made me laugh. I have had look up the definition of the prompt to give me inspiration,too.
I will be returning to your blog a few times to review the definitions...
by the way. is my cursor supposed to read "double click"

I love words. Thanks for the detailed info, Claudia.

write..to ..the point...hehe

It is wonderful to NOT be upset!! Great post :) Cheers, Jenn

Love how you listed all the possibilities!! I still have to tackle this topic and this is a great reference for ideas. Thank you!Well done!


LOL!Just asking myself to answer how those definitions would relate to me would totally upset me. I am glad you didn't and maybe u even realized how lucky u r.:D

The definitions were great Claudia. I like the way you think :-)

I love how you did this!! Great take on the prompt :)

Love your comment to each definition. So glad you're not upset about anything!

@Joyce - me too to be honest!
@Jo - yes it was
@Frizzy Hooker - strange, the double click appears as well, must look at the html coding, thanks!
@Danneromero - welcome
@Brenda - :)
@Jenn - yes, the only theme so far which did not fit my mood
@Kathy - I'm happy I could help a bit
@Feathered Pen - I did, I am very grateful for the life I have
@November Rain - thank you!
@Jenn & Casey - not my best, but still managed!
@Paula - none to report!

Oh the possibilities! Great post!

@Anna- very true!

I think you did a great job of a very difficult prompt.

@Suzy - thank you very much for your kind comment!

It reminds me of a poster I saw in college using another word.

@Chm - do tell me more!

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