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Sunday, 27 February 2011

Sunday Rest - pulchritude

Oh, this is a horror. It means beauty. From the Latin pulcher, beautiful.

But I think pulchritude might be even uglier as a word than anaglypta.

The pul reminds me of poultice, and tude sounds heavy and nasty, and the chri bit just sits there in the middle being difficult to spell. 

Word Not To Use Today: pulchritude.


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