I use the word mewl a lot when I’m upset over something.
Finally, a friend asked, what the hell does mewl mean exactly?
Sometimes my affair with language gets out of hand, without me realizing I may sound slightly smug or snooty. Never the case, but when you read as much as I do, you pick up vernacular that lingers in your mouth.
Mewl: verb…cry feebly… to whine…whimper, moan and wail. Bleat, bawl, squeal and yelp…to be fretful, irritable, testy and cross.
A personal howl at the moon.
Think of a dog when it’s hurt, or a baby tiring itself out in its crib.
There are no words, just the primitive, residing in any species with a heartbeat.
Makes you wonder, do fish mewl? Turtles? Bumblebees? Those water bugs bebopping from under the fridge?
I’m voting yes.
To mewl is to express, to make our feelings known.
A lot can be said, for having a good old-fashioned mewl.
How’s that? 🙂