Thursday, 28 May 2015

Éclaircissement - As Clear as French

A cube. With a question mark on it. To represent confusion.
(photo by Jared Cherup)

ÉCLAIRCISSEMENT

Noun. Plural pronounced same. Mid-17th century.
[French, from éclairciss- lengthened stem of éclaircir clear up.]

A clarification of what is obscure or misunderstood;
an explanation.

Anyone who uses the word éclaircissement to clear up a misunderstanding clearly has no interest in clearing up a misunderstanding.

And wants to look clever.

And will look like a div.

Do please leave your most clarion comments in the box below.
(you can hear the pronunciation of éclaircissement by clicking here)

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