Friday, 24 April 2015

Dolce Far Niente - Sweet Doing Nothing

A painting of a young woman lounging idly by a fountain
Dolce far niente (1904) by John William Goodward

DOLCE FAR NIENTE

Noun. Late 18th century.
[Italian = sweet doing nothing.]

Delightful idleness.

This is a delightful noun, borrowed from Italian, and to be pronounced (if you can be bothered) with the full melody of the accent.

In keeping with the spirit of delightful idleness, that's all I'm going to say about it.

Do please leave your most unoccupied comments in the chaise-box below. 

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