For Paula’s Pick a Word Thursday Special. This is partly because there are two words in Paula’s list that I’ve never heard before and had to look up.
Algid, Algid is a rather cold and lonely word, etymologically speaking-it’s the only word in any of the dictionaries we publish that comes from the Latin word algēre, meaning “to feel cold.” From Merriam-Webster.
The other one I looked up was even stranger and I struggled to find a clear definition.
Auricomous seems to mean having golden hair, or a fluid that will colour hair golden.
So, kudos to Paula for unearthing these gems, I’ll certainly be algid in the next few days, but I don’t think I’ll try the auricomous look any time soon.
Now you know why I picked the easy option of angular. There are angles within angles here.
And it’s always worth looking up for a few more, especially in the Uffizi.
If you’d like to join Paula she’ll be happy to see you!
12 thoughts on “I’m choosing angular”
Well done, Gilly…I shall be going for angular too!
Thanks Sue, did you know all the words?
Haha…had to look a couple of them up!
I didn’t Gilly, but I do now. 🙂 🙂 This time last year I was getting dead excited about going to the Uffizi. Wasn’t it fab? 🙂
Those two words stumped me too! I love your angles, and the ongoing pleasure you get – and give – from Florence
Ah… Uffizi! Angles within angles, what a fabulous image! 🙂
Angles are endlessly fascinating. You have put a good angle on this challenge Gilly
Now, I am really happy I had “angular” as choice cause it yielded some fabulous shots, like the ones on your page. Well done dear Gilly. What a fabulous and beautiful captured example!
I agree, I had to look up these words too – where on earth does Paula get them from? Reading a dictionary? Anyway I’m going to go with festive. At least I know what that means. And I really like your angle on the challenge 😉
I love your angles, Gilly. So majestic. 🙂
Hey Gilly … really interesting angles. I love the splashes of gold.