View Poll Results: Ron nearly jumped out of his socks

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  • He was startled

    305 51.09%
  • He was unhappy

    12 2.01%
  • He was surprised

    270 45.23%
  • He was sad

    10 1.68%
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    #1

    Jumped out of his socks

    Ron nearly jumped out of his socks.

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    #2

    Re: Jumped out of his socks

    Which choice is the most accurate?

    ~R

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    #3

    Re: Jumped out of his socks

    I chose surprised, am I right?

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    #4

    Re: Jumped out of his socks

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    I chose surprised, am I right?
    Think in terms of a stronger reaction.


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    Re: Jumped out of his socks

    surprised
    I think is right

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    Re: Jumped out of his socks

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    Think in terms of a stronger reaction.

    very much surprised?

    - I guess startled will be my only option then.

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    #7

    Re: Jumped out of his socks

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    very much surprised?

    - I guess startled will be my only option then.
    Yes, it is really the only option. One can be pleasantly surprised but not pleasantly startled. (The fight or flight response is induced.)

    It describes a quite temporary thing. You're paying attention to one thing then something else gets your attention in a rather rude manner (startles you) and then when you realize that the situation is not life-threatening you calm down somewhat. You might say later about what happened that you almost jumped out of your socks.

    ~R


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    #8

    Re: Jumped out of his socks

    Or you can say jumped out of his skin...

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    #9

    Re: Jumped out of his socks

    Quote Originally Posted by sydneysider View Post
    Or you can say jumped out of his skin...
    Literally, Jumping out of my skin seems very painful.

    Can we say, I jumped out of my shoes? I got my shoes on for now, then I'll jump of of my socks if you startle me again. After doing so, if you try to startle me one more time, I'll jump out of my skin.
    If you continue the fourth time, I'll get you and tear you apart.


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    #10

    Re: Jumped out of his socks

    Quote Originally Posted by blouen View Post
    Literally, Jumping out of my skin seems very painful.

    Can we say, I jumped out of my shoes? I got my shoes on for now, then I'll jump of of my socks if you startle me again. After doing so, if you try to startle me one more time, I'll jump out of my skin.
    If you continue the fourth time, I'll get you and tear you apart.
    I'm so glad we're not living in the same town.

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