Sunday, September 12, 2010

Homespun

homespun


PRONUNCIATION:

(HOHM-spun)

MEANING:

adjective: Unsophisticated; unpolished; rustic.

ETYMOLOGY:

The word acquired its figurative meaning alluding to something made of yarn spun at home, one that's plain and coarse.
 
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Men of genius are often dull and inert in society, as a blazing meteor when it descends to earth, is only a stone. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

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