Tuesday, April 19, 2011

savoir-faire

savoir-faire [ˈsævwɑrˈfɛər] n.

1.) The ability to say or do the right or graceful thing (American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language).

Etymology: French : savoir, to know how + faire, to do.

"We walked over to my old elementary school and played in the dirt: made little dirt roads, bark bridges, and twig cottages on the ground beneath a tree. Fawn's friends at her school were doing the ordinary cool things—drinking, experimenting with sex and drugs—that I wasn't. I was scared of Fawn's beauty and her savoir-faire and was relieved to discover that she and I shared romantic views of childhood" ("Caught", Johnathan Franzen, 2004).
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Has anyone else noticed the profound dearth of fashion blogs on the internet? There's the Sartorialist, but that's about it. How else am I going to know what brand top random girls are wearing on their nights out?

7 comments:

Blk Jesus said...

this needs to be used more often

Grafted said...

What a lovely sounding word

Matt Neumann said...

well now i just feel more educated! thanks for that:)

**Hype.Planet** said...

Nice word. Thanks

Endless said...

now in french?

thenitefalls said...

Jessica had savoir-faire in her choice of words

Justin testing said...

Death of fashion blogs? If only it were true..

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