Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Even the Word of the Day knows my pain.

Over at RefDesk.com, today's Word of the Day is "pourboire." I was previously unfamiliar with the word, but the example sentence resonated with me quite perfectly.

pourboire
Definition:
(noun) A relatively small amount of money given for services rendered.
Synonyms:
baksheesh, gratuity, tip
Usage:
The bellboy waited expectantly, but no pourboire was forthcoming.

2 comments:

holly said...

Oh, my heart! :(

Beth said...

My boss was a French major. I'll have to throw this one at him during my year-end.