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Monday, 22 February 2016

Spot the Frippet: something pinguid.

Languid we know:


 but what about pinguid?

Well, your hands have been pinguid today already, I should imagine and very much hope; and so, if you ate in the traditional English way, was your breakfast:

Photo by Freaky Fries 

The foundation you put on your face was probably pinguid:

File:Woman applying make-up.jpg
Photo by Mark J Sebastian

and so is the stuff that stops your bread from being so much bother to eat (and that's the case whether you come from the buttery North or the oily South):

File:Artisan bread with olive oil and salt.jpg
Photo by Neeta Lind

For pinguid means fatty, or oily, or greasy or soapy. I suppose it means slimy, but not necessarily in a bad way.

The puzzle is, however have we managed to get this far without a word for that?

Spot the Frippet: something pinguid. This word comes from the Latin pinguis which means fat or rich.

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