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Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Stuart's Daily Word Spot: Insouciance

A Christmas Carol (1843) English: Mr. Fezziwig...
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Insouciance: noun - lack of concern, carefreeness.

'Gerald sauntered along the coast with an air of insouciance that spoke volumes for his ability to bury even the most pressing of problems beneath a cloak of indifference to his real circumstances. That he was in debt to the tune of several thousand pound, his wife had left him for a more reliable and more attractive man, and his shoes were letting in the sea water, seemed of little or no consequence to him.'

1577 - Sir Francis Drake sailed from England to circumnavigate the world
1843 - "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens  was first published, selling 6,000 copies.

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