Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt.
I saw this word and immediately heard my mom’s voice in my head saying something “just irks me to no end!”
What a funny word. Irk. Irksome. So irritating you can hardly stand it.
The etymology says the word comes from the Old Norse yrkja, which meant exactly what it means today. Working on your last nerve.
I’ll tell you what I find irksome right now: Political calls, fundraising calls, calls that have no apparent purpose because when I (rarely) do answer one, there’s no one on the other end.
I’m so glad we finally got caller ID on our phones. If we hadn’t, I may be doing time for beating up on unsolicited phone calls. They are intrusive, unwelcome, and, yes, irksome.