2012년 9월 4일 화요일

Dic: purple prose, purple passage


■  purple prose/passage: writing that uses difficult or unusual words - used in order to show disapproval

..... LDOCE

  1. a passage conspicuous for brilliance or effectiveness in a work that is dull, commonplace, or uninspired.
  2. [chiefly British] a piece of obtrusively ornate writing —called also purple patch

Origin of PURPLE PASSAGE: translation of Latin pannus purpureus purple patch; from the traditional splendor of purple cloth as contrasted with plainer materials


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_prose

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