Word of the Week Wednesday: pococurante


This Wednesday’s Word of the Week is: pococurante.

Pococurante is a word from the Italian (obviously) meaning careless or indifferent or a person who is.

The word comes from poco- meaning little and cure meaning care.

The three c’s in a row give it a running rhythm to my ear which I find quite nice.

However, it also feels like an inordinately ornate and twee word to mean the lack of caring.

Maybe that just gives it the right touch of irony, though, like calling a big guy “tiny”.

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About Dan Kingsepp, ACS, ALS
I'm starting this blog to share my thought on the use of the English language and my experiences as a Toastmaster.

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