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 July 2017

Word To Use Today: nosegay.

Yes, all right, this word meaning a small bunch of flowers is almost totally unusable, but it's still charming and adorable.

Nosegays used to be carried in the hand or else stuck on the head or bodice. 

Perhaps we could bring them back for bridesmaids or something.

Or even men.

photo by Runner1928. Wakefield Cathedral, Maundy Thursday 2005

Word To Use Today: nosegay. Go on, I dare you. This word comes from nose, meaning, well, nose, and gay, which means toy or ornament.

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