Welcome to another incredible installment of Word Woman’s Weekly Work-Out! On this day in 1920, Christopher Robin Milne was born. Son of the famous children’s author A. A. Milne, his boyhood antics served as the inspiration for the beloved “Winnie-the-Pooh” stories. Here’s an entertaining Word of the Week to occupy your neural pathways:
1. Beginning to be green : greenish
2. Developing or displaying virescence
“Virescent”, http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/virescent?show=0&t=1406155966, 7/23/2014
Example: John’s face took on a virescent hue when his father passed him the plate of hard-boiled eggs at dinner.
Christopher Robin is not the only beloved son to be born on this date: Happy 16th Birthday, Word Boy!