of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
I'm in such a quandary (kwon-dree). I don't know how to go about telling you the meaning of this word. The word is quandary. The problem is a quandary. Can you guess the meaning?
When someone is in a quandary, they are among choices, and often, one doesn't seem any better or any worse than the other, so they aren't sure which one to choose.
My quandary is: should I explain that a quandary is when you have two options and neither one seems better than the other; or should I explain that a quandary is when you have two options and neither one seems worse than the other? ARGH! This is such a quandary.
You might find yourself in this situation when your parent asks, "Would you like spaghetti and meatballs or macaroni and cheese for dinner?"
Then you could respond, "Gee, whiz, mom, that's a real quandary."
And she might say, "Then I'll decide for you, but only after you explain that word to me."
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."