Which is conceited: the popinjay or
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
Popinjays are conceited. Poltroons are
listless cowards. Originally, the popinjay was a parrot-figure that was used as
a target for shooting practice. The word poltroon derives from the Italian
poltrone, lazy fellow or coward.
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