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Guestmudgeon John Archdeacon experiences disconcertion

We all know about the proliferation of verbs such as to medal derived from nouns but I've noticed the reverse seems to be happening.

I have seen these more frequently of late perhaps due to my previous lack of observation. One that has cropped up several times recently is disconcertion. An example can be found in this week's San Jose Metro (of course!!) in the review of the film Sex and Lucia  which begins "Julio Medem's film offers the familiar disconcertion of watching a movie in which the reels have been confused...". Good grief - it's not only the reels that are confused! 

Eeeew!  We hadn't seen that one before!  We're not just confused, we're disconcertified!

Have you heard or read similar or equally distressing usages?

Do tell us. 

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