Day 1936: Confused

Yesterday, I indicated on my feelings chart that I was confused.


If you’re confused about the feelings chart, read this post and that post.

I get confused when

  • people are mean for no apparent reason,
  • bad things happen to good people,
  • people I love leave, and
  • somebody gives me directions for more than 30 seconds.

I love what U.N. Ambassador Nicki Haley said this week when Trump advisor Larry Kudlow remarked that “there might have been some momentary confusion” on her part.

With all due respect, I don’t get confused.

The media called Nicki Haley’s response a “clapback” which confused me, because I’ve never seen that word before.

Is anybody here confused about my other photos from yesterday?







Does anybody else get confused about how to spell “cancelled”?

Here‘s #1 from’s Best Songs About Confusion:

With all due respect, I will not get confused by any comment you might leave below.

I hope nobody is confused by my gratitude for all who helped me create this confused post and — of course! — for YOU.

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18 thoughts on “Day 1936: Confused

  1. I so love your sense of humour!

  2. The entity that canceled you spelled it correctly, Ann, in my journalist mind. One ‘l’ in that word. Some things I won’t forget. Of course, the whole world does not follow the Associated Press’ guidelines and thinks that I am confused.

  3. Betrayal by a trusted person has sometimes confused me because, incredulous, I struggled to believe my own perception. I think I have learned to sort that one out

  4. Eleanor

    Canceled or cancelled? Both are correct and it is one of those words that confuses me along with several other words. Occur being another one of them. Having read so many English novels which you have also done, I usually go with the double ll. But it is an aesthetic issue with me — I like the looks of those two ells.

  5. From “Not to be confused with a garden-variety diss, a clapback is deemed by most as a targeted, often viciously acute comeback intended to place someone in much-needed check.”

    Kudos to Nikki Haley! She has more guts than the entire Senate and House of Reps put together. From my perspective, her willingness to make this comeback to DT and his supporting team was refreshing and long-overdue. She is definitely not confused!

    Happy Friday, Ann! I haven’t been around for a while–and have missed your fine art of humor and thought-provocation. 🙂


    • I love the way the definition includes the word “confused.” Kudos to you, Elouise — it’s always wonderful to see you. Thanks for making my Friday happier.

  6. I get easily confused by song lyrics which I often mishear, such as some lines from “Land Of Confusion” by Genesis which I thought said “And these are the hands we’re given./Youth better let’s start trying…” I was confused both by the grammar and the burden solely on youth. Thanks to the internet I know that what Phil Collins really sings is, “Use them and let’s start trying/To make it a place worth living in.” The internet can be very confusing at times but it can also help us out of our confusion.

  7. Never confused about a Led Zeppelin song

  8. I am very confused as to why anyone would be mean to you. And I sure hope Ann Koplow has not been cancelled!!!

    Did you ever find out what clapback means? If so, can you share?

    • I have not been cancelled, Maureen! And to dispel our confusion, Elouise found a definition of clapback; see her comment above.

  9. The absence of Harley has me confused.

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