of the Week
word or phrase to add to your army.
To purloin (per-loyn) is to steal. For instance, if someone were to sneak onto a ranch at night and steal cattle, one might call it a sirloin purloin. I am writing this at 4:30 in the morning, so I hope you will forgive my nonsensical attempt at humor.
If you want to greatly impress your parents, tell them that your sibling purloined your something or other. It sounds much more serious than simply saying they stole it.
If your book goes missing in school, tell your teacher it was purloined. Watch the teacher's face carefully. It might result in a better respect for your efforts.
I am Becky Lyn Rickman. I am a writer because I love words almost as much as I love the people in my life. I want to fill the world with magnificent words and then jump in and splash around in them. I live with Mr. Bingley and Mr. Darcy, my cats, but the only words they really love are "meat" and "gravy."