Word of the Moment – Feral

At a business meeting recently, I ran into an ex-colleague I’d not seen in quite some time.  Now, since last I saw her, I’ve let my hair grow quite a bit longer*.  As I walked into the conference room, she looked at me, then immediately looked away as if I was a total stranger (eh…i’m used to that reaction from women…).  Then followed that cartoon-like slow return look and eyes widening in recognition.

Ex-Colleague – GnuKid!  I didn’t recognize you with your long hair.

GnuKid (rarely one to give a straight reply) – Well, I’ve gone feral.

Ex-Colleague – Huh?  You mean like Will Ferrell?

GnuKid (gritting his teeth and trying not to say something overly sarcastic) – Uh…no.

Luckily, one of ex-colleague’s co-workers came to my rescue and gave her the definition.  It was mostly right on to the definition found in our handy-dandy internet dictionary – –

FERAL:  “having reverted to the wild state, as from domestication”.

I like feeling “Undomesticated”.   Grrrrr…..


*It’s winter.  I’m not looking for that next promotion.  I’m too lazy to go to the barbershop that often.  I sort of like it long.  And even better?  A lady friend likes it long.**

**No, that’s not a euphemism…***

***…well, okay, maybe it is…****

****…or not…you decide for yourself…

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13 Responses to “Word of the Moment – Feral”

  1. Kym Says:

    Wait, how can I decide for myself? You haven’t done the Friday thing yet.

  2. Sassy Miss P Says:

    What Kym said.

  3. Dolce Says:

    I like that. Going feral. Sometimes I want to too, but then again, it’s not prett 🙂

  4. daisyfae Says:

    Feral Jaques, Feral Jaques, Dormez Vous? Dormez Vous?

  5. The Unbearable Banishment Says:

    I would think that the meaning of “feral” would be evident merely by the vibe you send out when you walk into a room. No?

  6. kyknoord Says:

    It’s off to the pound for you m’lad!

  7. hisqueen Says:

    Feral is Hot.. takes us back to pre-processed meat. back when you were manly and hunted and fished and farmed. So how is the farming going??
    Plus hopefully just the look is “feral” and not the smell as well.

  8. Pickles Says:

    I would have just answered, “yes. just like Will Ferrell.” and walked away.

  9. leavingevangeline Says:

    I happen to have a knack for taming ferals. It just takes love, patience, food, and a lot of heavy petting….

  10. UncleKeith Says:

    You aren’t starting to look like Michael J Fox in Teen Wolf are you?

  11. silverstar98121 Says:

    Feral, eh? I’m with hisqueen on the smell thing.

  12. Empress of Stank Says:

    I’ve ALWAYS liked it longer (I remember back from the days of Tom Sawyer), so I’m psyched to see it in May!! Yay!!

  13. beaverboosh Says:

    … like Will Ferrell… haha

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