I present pictures of windmills and miscellany. Enjoy!
According to Merriam-Webster, risible means:
- Deserving to be laughed at; very silly or unreasonable
Christoper Hitchens wrote:
I can never quite decide whether the anti- Columbus movement is merely risible or faintly sinister….It is sinister, though, because it is an ignorant celebration of stasis and backwardness, with an unpleasant tinge of self-hatred.
I might use the word risible in a sentence like this:
His risible and painfully awkward attempt at picking up a woman at the bar ended in abject failure.
Pictures from the Festival of Faiths in Indianapolis. Also, I was using my new zoom lens (55mm to 210mm). I really like the zoom for taking pictures of people because you can be far enough away from them to not disturb what they are doing. Enjoy!
365 Photo Journey
According to Merriam-Webster, transmogrify means:
- to change or alter greatly and often with grotesque or humorous effect
Ayelet Waldman wrote:
As a novelist, I mined my history, my family and my memory, but in a very specific way. Writing fiction, I never made use of experiences immediately as they happened. I needed to let things fester in my memory, mature and transmogrify into something meaningful.
I might use the word transmogrify in a sentence like this:
In the butcher’s gnarled hands, the cleaver transmogrified into a bloodied, murderous instrument of death.
Some new pics from a weekend trip to Cincinnati. The panoramas were shot from the Carew Tower. Enjoy!
365 Photo Journey
According to Merriam-Webster, a Gallicism is:
- a characteristic French idiom or expression appearing in another language.
- a French trait.
I might use the word Gallicism in a sentence like this:
The petite bourgeoisie trot out worn Gallicisms in gauche mimicry of the haute monde.