This blog is for everyone who uses words.

The ordinary-sized words are for everyone, but the big ones are especially for children.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Word To Use Today: foible.

Surely there's no one in the whole world who could resist the charms of the word foible?

It means a small weakness or a slight peculiarity, in which the most loveable of us abound.

So let's make this celebrate our foibles day.

Now, please excuse me. I'm off to eat some white chocolate. Or sing along to We Are The Champions. Or have a bop to a bit of Mozart.

Do have fun, too.

Word To Use Today: foible. This word is from a similar French word, and before that from its enchanting adjectival form feeble.

Oh, and by the way, I have a foible leaning against the wall in my sitting room. It's the half of the blade of a foil (thin fencing sword with a safety button on the end) nearest the tip.

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