Thursday, February 03, 2005

Reading a love-letter via a dictionary

Watching The Rotter's Club last night - which continues to be fabulously moving and hilarious - I was reminded that the need to check a dictionary to understand romantic speech or prose is not confined to fictional narratives. Cloud called me "pulchitrudinous" once, and I took some convincing it wasn't an insult: of course, thanks to the dictionary, I could both understand it as a compliment and challenge its veracity!

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