Thursday, January 11, 2007

Daily Moue Report

Moue, unlike charivari, was just sitting in my brain dormant, waiting to be used. I knew it from somewhere, and it just popped out unbidden. No other word has generated such response here in the Pendarvis Building! Some have asked about pronunciation. To these I can only say, "Think umlaut!" Another person wrote in to say that she misread "moue" as "mouse," and thought, while reading my definition, "Yes, that's just like a mouse."