Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tuesday Word Bytes; Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm!

I LOVE words!  I think language is the best part of being a human.  There's nothing as good as taking a new word and rolling it around the inside of my mouth and feeling how it tastes.

Todays word;

Charientism; (kar-ee-ent-is-um)
From the Greek, Charis, meaning grace.

A manner of speech in which an insult is hidden inside a joke.
A veiled insult. 

Charientism covers over an insult with grace.  It is the art of "genteel irony".

Some examples are;

Me:  Do you like my hat?                                                   

You: Words escape me!

Me:  I love this movie!  Don't you?
You: Words escape me!

Me:  I've often been told that this recipe is the best thing I make.  Do you like it?
You:  Words escape me!

What's your favorite word this week?


Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

After viewing your post, words escape me.

Stephanie said...

hee hee... I can't helo but giggle at Maureen's comment :) This is my favorite Tuesday Word Bytes post. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!