The obscure word of the week is ecorche

look_it_up_T httpwww.clipartpal.comclipart_pdeducationdictionary_10586.htmlSomeone once said that English doesn’t just borrow words from other languages, it mugs other languages in dark alleys and goes through their pockets. A lot of English words are quite obscure and deserve better attention than they get. This week’s is écorché.

An écorché is a painting or model of a human with the skin removed. Think those ‘Visible Man/Woman’ kits you could get a few decades back. Um… ewww…

Your challenge? Write a sentence (or two) in the comments using this word.

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