Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Pileous – Wordplay Wednesday™ 02/21/18

Quick and Quirky Wordplay 

In a hurry? It seems I always am … so for those of us who desire to learn, but eagerly rushing toward “five o’clock somewhere,” enjoy your quirky word of the week!

PILEOUS (pīʹlē ɘs,) adj. – hairy or furry. [WW #152]

A fine word for a cute little animal. But describing a person in conversation or descriptive writings ... when hairy or furry is a little indelicate and unpleasant … pileous is so much more subtle and likeable. Choose your words wisely!

Word Challenge: PILEOUS. Sometimes it’s worth the extra time to root out a word that describes, without naked bluntness. Think kindly as you fit pileous into your week of humane writings.

Write first for yourself … only then can you write for others. (L.Rochelle) 



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