Word of the Day: distingu
origin: from the "distinguer", meaning "to distinguish"
1. distinguished in appearance, manner, or bearing.
"The vicinity of the young man he certainly relished,
educated, distingu¿, and impulsive into the bargain, far
and away the pick of the bunch, though you wouldn't think
he had it in him... yet you would."
--James Joyce, "Ulysses 16: Eumaeus"
"Is he fantastic? He's topping!
Generous with plastic out shopping!
Handsome, though greying, and so distingu¿;
He loves to buy me lingerie, phones twice a day!
Lovely weekends in secluded hotels;
He's even hinted at wedding bells!
But we'll have to wait e'er the banns can be read
'Cause he's a teensy bit more married than he said."
--Dillie Keane and Adele Anderson "Much More Married"
Publish Date: 01/20/2011