Monday, 12 October 2009

Words from Dr Johnson's Dictionary

Thanks to Ms Baroque in Hackney for pointing out this one.

Dr Samuel Johnson's original dictionary is posting an underused word-a-day for wordlovers (is there a word for that?) so we should all try to use some.

I love words. I could eat them for dinner. How about

Pinfeathered to describe an adolescent?
A pickthank for a politician's sidekick?
Pat as an adjective ( I don't think he liked this word. H e said it should only be used in burlesque writing.)
A Macaroon - I know a few of these.
Demure as a verb.

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