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Monday, 24 January 2011

Spot the Frippet

Monday's challenge is to Spot the Frippet.

A frippet, for those who haven't come across this word, is a silly or flamboyant girl. It might be hard to tell if someone's silly just by looking at them, but anyone wearing extraordinary or unusual or splendid clothes will prove their frippetery as far as I'm concerned.

Frippet must I think be linked to the word frippery, which can mean showy clothing, showiness, or trivia. It came into English from an old French word frepe, which means rag or frill.

Good hunting!

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