Definition: adj. Pleased, satisfied, contented.
Ever been disgruntled? Well, as we can’t have darkness without light, chances are that you have spent much time being gruntled.
Gruntled is probably just a whimsical back-formation from the word disgruntled that emerged in the 1930s. Although it is officially in the dictionary, it isn’t always invited to the Annual General Meeting of Common Vernaculars on account of it most likely being the has-been slang language of ye olden days.
Basically it emerged something like this.
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Or read some recent posts that I am quite proud of:
- My senior cat’s daily routine (includes monster poos and dog beds)5 minutes of descriptive prose of my new cat’s first week with me.
- the Olympics is when I revel in my ignorance of all sports.800 words of confused Olympic joy.
- Do you ignore your tea until it gets cold?3 min quickie about when your tea goes cold. Heavy journalistic stuff. Proceed with caution.
- I took a week off work, but it didn’t change my life.5 min read about expecting too much from yourself because #alwaysbehustlin’
- My Sunday evening: doomscrolling, taking offense and yogaQuickie 2 min read about that dread you feel every Sunday evening.