So, if one is neither overwhelmed nor underwhelmed, would one be whelmed?

And isn’t that just so fine, to be whelmed?

Rather NOT. See the comments!

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4 Responses to Hmm

  1. Mike Aubrey says:

    technically, whelmed means the same thing as overwhelmed, but hyperbole stole its meaning and gave it to overwhelmed.

  2. Stephen C. Carlson says:

    From that old hymn, “The Solid Rock”:

    His oath, His covenant, His blood
    Support me in the whelming flood;
    When all around my soul gives way,
    He then is all my hope and stay.

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