Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Word Dares

In a follow-up to the previous post, the definition of a freshly created and evocative word comes to us straight from it's inventor.

Pencil Face (noun) : "a person with a long face, a pointed nose, a yellow pall, and an implicated lack of humor"

Word Smith: Lani Diane Rich Source: 'Time Off for Good Behavior'

Usually Apprentice Writer takes a stab at writing a sentence applying the new creation, and dares Gentle Readers to do so as well in the comments. This week, the original will stand instead:
" ...the defense lawyer representing the sleazeballs..was definitely not Mother Teresa. Instead, he was a pencil-faced guy, the kind who couldn't smile without sneering just a little. The sort of guy..demanding that the Salvation Army volunteer stop ringing that damn bell and write him a receipt."

3 comments:

Christine d'Abo said...

LOL I love that word. I've met a few people like that over the years. :)

M. said...

hi christine. when i first read the word, i thought '?'
but now i see the definition, i think 'of course!'

Wylie Kinson said...

I know a few of these!