Take a stab at this word, girls:
Say it aloud: puhl-kri-tood-n-uhs.
Say it three times, and try not to, well … gag.
Seriously, this just isn’t a very pretty word.
Any guesses as to its meaning?
I suspect you’re thinking something in this vein:
But WAYYYYY off.
While pulchritudinous may not sound pretty, it actually means pretty.
Not pulling your leg, promise.
Pulchritudinous (go on, say it again) is synonymous with beautiful, physically attractive, comely.
You get the picture.
Now, a dare:
Tell one of your good friends—you know, a Sister, a Farmgirl Sister, the kind that won’t unfriend you for little indiscretions—that she looks positively pulchritudinous today during this, our first annual Jubilee celebration.
Maybe say it with a little grimace, for effect.
Of course, after you stop giggling at her reaction,
you should probably tell her what it means.