WORD CANDY: Kerfuffle

A kerfuffle is a commotion caused by a negative inciting event.  For me, the word evokes a feeling of triviality – an affair that should never have gotten attention in the first place, so the resulting conflict is comically disproportionate. I can think of no better visual of a kerfuffle than Jigglypuff vs. Clefairy:

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