LIVID: enraged; furiously angry


There are lots of ways to say angry.  Some of the words, like incensed, or irritated, indicate a mild increase in agitation.   Everyone gets those emotions from time to time, such as when you drop an eggshell into the mixing bowl, or run over a pothole.   It’s no big deal.  The emotion comes and goes, […]

DANDER: anger

“Get my dander up” is a phrase that has been around since the early 1800’s.  It came into our language through the Dutch words “op donderon” which means to burst into a sudden rage.*  You and I have seen this phrase in action.  It occurs when everything is going along just fine in a dialogue, […]