Flash in the Pan
Let your imagination fire up with this week’s Wordplay word! Do you know anyone who is all flash and no flame? Your new secret word for them …
Interestingly, pendragon is not relegated to the archaic or obsolete bin in the dictionary. So, what we have here, is an amusing way to refer to oh-so-many faux leaders who, like dragons, love to flash their flames with little to show for it.
Its very reference to dragons makes one wonder why more isn’t offered in its definition, to denote a certain type of leader—at the very least, one to be respected for fierce, forbidding, or even cruel leadership.
On the other dragon wing, one might also envision a commanding yet benevolent ruler, if we’re to believe in legends and fairy tales. Could its origin have derived from “pensive dragon”? A fun and fanciful mashup.
Pendragon is a great word for fact or fiction, but of course, use it wisely, sparingly, and with tolerance, for with dragon in its origin, it still holds a certain enigmatic majesty.
Word Challenge: PENDRAGON.* Although you may want to apply this word with disrespect and derision, it would be sad to besmirch the reputation of the almighty ancient dragons. Perhaps playfully, or with grudging admiration is called for, as you fit pendragon into your week of powerful writings.
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LinDee Rochelle is a writer and editor by trade, and an author by way of Rock & Roll. She has published two books (of three) in her series, available on Amazon (eBook and print): Book 1 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: ; and Book 2 – Rock & Roll Radio DJs: . Coming soon, … The Psychedelic Seventies!