Tuesday, June 12, 2018

A word that just does not fit

Doughty means "brave and persistent." Well and good, but it just does not sound like it. Some words sound like they ought to mean what they do. For example, "curmudgeon" sounds like a gripey old man, which is what it indicates. But "doughty" looks like it ought to have something to do with the Pillsbury Dough Boy.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Social butterfly has never fit for me as someone who is very social. Butterflies are very elusive and never stay long to socialize at all.