Every morning it happens. I get a new dose of the English language. Delivered to my email inbox. And it never fails to divert and delight me. If you love words, as I do, you should subscribe to the "word of the day" from Merriam-Webster and Dictionary.com. They will teach you new things about words and their derivations. And you never know when a new word or two will come in handy. For example...
It was only a moment. Occurring years ago. I was dallying after a long luncheon. Ambling down the sidewalk after leaving Fouquet's. The lingering taste of raspberries and a respectable VSOP causing the faintest of smiles to cross my lips. She walked past me, the brisk transporter of a yellow and white Fendi shopping bag. She tossed her hair in my direction along with a sideways espiegle look. That caught my cognac tinted breath and made it reverse course. For a fraction of a second, I considered catching her. Making my best introduction in broken one semester French. Changing the course of our lives. Mais, non. Instead, I went on my way, a man of stately embonpoint, as she continued her coruscating walk without me.
The look of the coruscant woman above is considerably espiegle. Most days, these email gems contain words I have not known before. Every day, they stimulate my imagination. And provide me with moments of joy. They are free. But they are priceless.
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