Words We Liked Better Before We Knew What They Meant

Eclaircise!

A lovely word… though it didn’t mean what we thought it would: something akin to chocolatecakercise or mangostickyricercise.

Eclaircise: [back-formation fr. F. éclaircissement, clearing up] rare : to clear up (Word and disappointing definition, courtesy of Worthless Word of the Day)

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About Loranne Brown

Loranne Brown, MFA: Journalist and novelist (The Handless Maiden, Doubleday Canada 1998) teaches Professional Writing at Trinity Western University, Langley, BC. Blog: https://whatisitwithwriting.wordpress.com/ Twitter: @MFAGals @LoranneBrown View all posts by Loranne Brown

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