Sunday, February 15, 2009

Sookie's "in high dudgeon "

from Book 8

This was totally unfair. I’d expected tons of sympathy when I finally confessed the reason for my bad mood. But now Sam and Eric were so wrapped up in being irritated with each other that neither one of them was giving me a moment’s thought. “Well, thanks, guys,”
I said. “This has been a lot of fun. Eric, big help there—I appreciate the kind words.” And I left in what my grandmother called high dudgeon. I stomped back out into the bar and waited on tables so grimly that some people were scared to call me
over to order more drinks.

Do you know what being 'in high dudgeon' means ?

high dudgeon : noun, a feeling of intense indignation (now used only in the phrase 'in high dudgeon')


Anonymous said...

Thanks for explaining....