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Saturday, 24 September 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Earnest

Two of Sesame Street's most famous characters:...Image via Wikipedia
Earnest: adjective – with serious intent, not trifling, ardent, intense, zealous; as a result of or a display of sincere conviction; weighty or important.

'Colin was so earnest in his pursuit of philately that one would think his life depended on his search for new stamps.'

24 September 1936 Jim Henson, the creator of the Muppets, was born – and one of his characters was, of course, called 'Earnie', a diminutive of 'Earnest'.

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