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Saturday, October 03, 2009

D'oh = chagrin

For the longest time, I’ve been wondering about the name of the emotion expressed by D’oh!. The closest I could think of was “regret”, but that isn’t quite right, because regret implies that it’s your fault, whereas D’oh can be for circumstances that aren’t your fault.

I’ve found the word: chagrin—basically, annoyance or disappointment.


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