Not in the American vernacular. See the beginning of the thread for the discussion about meaning of the word. Thank you.
Um....you mean, as in "Americans dont know the definition of "nonplussed"..."??? Because the word means what it means. People often think it means something different (i know i did when i first saw it), because its kinda counterintuitive (with that 'non' in there)...but it doesnt mean something different. Every definition at "Dictionary.com" is a variation of "perplexed, bewildered"...Merriam-Webster online dictionary, same thing. In fact, i checked a dozen online dictionaries...the *only* reference i could find to "American vernacular" was in Wiktionary, saying that the word has come to mean "unimpressed" in American language usage, though its not correct and not often used in this way....so it would still not be the correct definition, using that one, for this poll.
Oh, i found this on the online Urban Dictionary:
1. nonplussed 19 up, 2 down
Often misused as meaning unfazed, but actually means bewildered.
English majors are nonplussed about how "nonplussed" has, over time, become so misused.
I think maybe you meant it to be "unconcerned"? Sorry, it just bugs me to use improper grammer/definitions/word usage even when its been pointed out its wrong...a lady on an email list i'm on kept writing "nefew" instead of "nephew", it kept getting repeated in the subject line over and over, and she defended her usage when someone pointed it out, saying thats just how she always wrote it. It drove me freakin' crazy.
I'm just sayin'.
I would be nonplussed if my kid turned out to be a Republican. I would be unbothered to find out he's gay.