diptych: torcid

Funny story about the title of this blog post. I thought to myself “what’s a good word for twisted up branches?” and the word “torcid” jumped to mind. And then I thought about it for a second, and decided to Google it to make sure it’s really a word. No. Nothing came up.

So I went to dictionary.com and typed it in there. Nope. Torrid came up but not torcid. But I felt sure that this word exists somewhere. So I Googled it again. And scrolled down a bit. And found the word ‘torcido’ in Spanish, which means…you guessed it…TWISTED, bent or crooked! I had that little gem stored somewhere deep down in my lexicon and pulled it out through the English channel rather than the Spanish one. Total anglicization. Brains are awesome.

Advertisements

tell me something

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s