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Sunday 25 November 2012

Sunday Rest: Word Not To Use Today: fascinator.

A fascinator is a tiny hat which isn't solid enough actually to be


They're worn on formal occasions by people who, presumably, think that having sprouts and tufts coming out of their heads makes them more attractive.

In fact, generally, the wearing of a fascinator is a sign that the person wearing it is so deeply dull that she has to rely on her headgear to be interesting for her.

Ah well. I suppose that's good to know. Then at least we can avoid being cornered.

Word Not To Use Today: fascinator. This word comes from fascinate, of course, which comes from the Latin word fascinum, which means a bewitching.

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