Thursday, 19 July 2007


They have added 27,000 new words to the Oxford English Dictionary. Prink is one of them. I had never heard it before. There were others I had heard. They'd been spoken in bars, in rooms, even on the news. But “prink”, I had never encountered before today. It means: to dress up; decorate oneself with fine clothes or jewels; preen. I try to fit the word into my mouth, imagine how I might use it in conversation. It would have to be in context, of course. I doubt my friends are aware of this word. They are not the “prinking” kind.

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