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Droll

Write a new post in response to today’s one-word prompt. 

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It is always so interesting to me where our words come from. This one has a lengthy history:

Jump to Etymology – From French drôle (“comical, odd, funny”), from drôle (“buffoon”) from Middle French drolle (“a merry fellow, pleasant rascal”) from Old French drolle (“one who lives luxuriously”), from Middle Dutch drol (“fat little man, goblin”) from Old Norse troll (“giant, troll”) (compare Middle High German trolle (“clown”)),

 

I don’t know about you, but the first image that comes to mind for me when I see the word droll is this one:

Probably, my connection is from Clement C. Moore’s famous  story, which contains this verse:

His eyes — how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard of his chin was as white as the snow;

These days, we tend to think of droll as being somewhat sly, humorous, impish.  And I suppose that all applies  to our picture of Santa 🙂

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