Wednesday’s Word of the Week: Petrified
Definition: something that turns to stone (often used to describe being so terrified you are unable to move – like you have turned to stone)
Where I Heard It: I was out for dinner with my dad and he brought up it’s meaning and how most people just think it’s about being terrified and not the original geological meaning of something becoming stony. I think the common usage of it probably derived from the Medusa where she turned you to stone with a look, hence why you would be scared – at least I would be haha. Anyway, I thought it would be good to get it’s original meaning out into the open more in case my dad is right and some people don’t know it’s origins. (not that I will ever admit that to him if he is)
Stay safe guys!!