The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #59418   Message #2248766
Posted By: Little Hawk
30-Jan-08 - 01:16 PM
Thread Name: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Subject: RE: BS: The Mother of all BS threads
Matter of fact, I have a rubber plant here. I glance in its direction every now and then. It seems to be flourishing.

"Meretricious" is a wonderful word, Amos, and I do plan to use it quite a bit in the near future. Thank you. But it pales in significance next to "frisson"!!! Omigod...!


How I love the sound of that. I have almost no idea what it means, but it's French, and nothing conveys the subtle sense of linguistic grandeur that a French term does when transplanted into English prose. I intend to slip the word "frisson" casually into many of my future posts, Amos. I could kiss your hand for having brought it to my attention.


I am just breathless here...I must find out exactly what it means, so as to use it with the utmost devastating panache, and reduce my more pedestrian counterparts (like Shane) to stunned silence as they marvel at my erudition.