Word of the Week – Slumped


Wondering whether the word “slumped” is being used incorrectly, my obsessive alterego, Dr Hock will now take you through the mis-use, raping and bum-barking of the word “Slumped”. Here are a selection of uses other than that of “over the keyboard, stinking of cock”, “in a pool of his own faeces” or indeed “backwards into Auntie Ethel’s cleavage”.

DEFINITION
1. To fall or sink heavily; collapse
2. To droop, as in sitting or standing; slouch
3. To decline suddenly; fall off
A drooping or slouching posture

TRENDS
Optimism in Afghanistan has slumped in the past year”
“Pets may boost slumped velvet market”
University sports standards have slumped beyond imagination in recent times”

FORM
“Large slumped dark purple glass plate with surface decorated with sandblasted gold”

BODIES
Slumped Over Keyboard Dead”
“Her body was slumped in the shower, she was fully dressed and was lying in a huge pool of blood,”
“Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, 70, slumped at the podium at a rally”
“Police find man ‘slumped over steering wheel”

SPORT
“Basketball Coventry Crusaders slumped to a disappointing league defeat against Manchester Magic”
TEN-MAN City slumped to defeat at Stamford Bridge”
“England slumped towards an almost inevitable defeat in the fourth Ashes Test today”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: