Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wednesday Word of the Day

Aplomb \uh-PLOM\, noun:
Assurance of manner or of action; self-possession; confidence; coolness.

~Aplomb is from the French word meaning "perpendicularity, equilibrium, steadiness, assurance," from the Old French phrase a plomb, from a, "according to" (from Latin ad) + plomb, "lead weight" (from Latin plumbum, "lead").~ know I wouldn't associate self-possession and lead weight.  ~smile~


  1. There's something about the word 'aplomb' that I really like. Although, I sure didn't know about the lead weight connection.

  2. I agree, sounds classy. ;)