Embarrassingly Enough, ...

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Fri May 4 03:41:52 UTC 2007

>I find this usage odd as well as unusual:
>A sign seen this evening near Scranton PA, advertising
>a company that does something to/for bathrooms:
>"[Are You] Embarrassed of Your Bathroom?"
>'Coulda been poetic license, I guess, though I think
>they could have fit three more letters on the sign so
>as to suggest embarrassment ~about~ one's bathroom.
>(the other) doug
I have a dim recollection of a negative construction:" disembarrassed of,"
meaning to take a burden from, occurring somewhere in English literature.
Positive "embarrassed of" sounds both  odd & childish.

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