Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Whimsical Word of the Week

Tatterdemalion -

raggedly dressed person; looking disreputable or decayed.

Example: the English novel's cast of characters was a gang of tatterdemalions who lurked amidst the alleys of  nineteenth-century London.

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  1. Another great word! My MG mystery is set in 19th centure London. Do you think for that age group I could work in a wonderful word like tatterdemalion? It's so irresistible!

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    1. Oh gosh, Elizabeth, it sounds perfect. I love to push the boundaries a bit - with word choices - in my MG stories. ^_^

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    1. Thanks for visiting Writ of Whimsy. Have a nice day!

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