"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Tuesday, 24 January 2012



Picaresque means of or relating to an episodic style of fiction dealing with the adventures of a rough and dishonest but appealing hero; recounting the adventures of a rogue. (From the Spanish picaro meaning a rogue.)