Firefly expands one's vocabulary. Subject: Re: A.Word.A.Day--sanguine
Def: 1. Cheerfully optimistic or confident. 2. Having a healthy reddish color. 3. Blood-red.
From: Barbara Jungbauer (barbaraj probuiltam.com)
For eight or so years now, I've not been able to hear the word 'sanguine' without thinking of this exchange in my very favorite program of all time, a short-lived science-fiction, western, adventure, comedy program called, "Firefly".
ZoŽ: You sanguine about the kinda reception we're apt to receive on an Alliance ship, Captain?
Mal: Absolutely. What's "sanguine" mean?
ZoŽ: Sanguine. Hopeful. Plus, point of interest, it also means "bloody".
Mal: Well, that pretty much covers all the options, don't it?
June 22 2009
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