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Sunday, 4 December 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Daft/sensible

In Following the Fashion (1794), James Gillray...
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Daft/sensible: antonyms

Daft: adjective - meek, mild, humble, silly; lacking intelligence; stupid; reckless or wild; of unsound mind; crazy; madly playful; giddy.

Sensible: adjective - having, displaying, or deriving from good sense or practical wisdom; reasonable, judicious; of clothing and footwear: practical instead of attractive or fashionable; functional, serviceable.

'Danny was daft as a brush; he wore ballet pumps to do the gardening and wellington boots in bed.'

'Selina was daft about Michael and would wear anything he demanded of her; even her skin, in public.'

'Jeremy, on the other hand, was always to be seen in sensible attire; his sports jacket and brogues labelling him as less than adventurous in the fashion arena.'

'Oh, do be sensible, Patricia: you can't possibly climb the mountain carrying a sack of coal on your back.'

4th December 1619 - America's first Thanksgiving Day took place.
4th December 1791 - The Observer, the oldest Sunday newspaper in world, was first published in Britain.

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