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Purloin – #AtoZChallenge


Confession time: the word “purloin” has always reminded me of a nice, juicy piece of medium-rare beef .

I have to say thank you to my poor thesaurus today. For all the complaints I’ve bestowed upon it this month for some of the crappy words I’ve ended up with, this one makes up for them. I love the word “purloin” not because it’s a great word in and of itself, nor because it makes my mouth water, but for its synonyms. Reading through them in my thesaurus is like taking a page out of a noir detective movie starring Humphrey Bogart.

Bugsy made off with the goods, see? He musta pinched them when no one was looking, that dirty, no good thief. We’ve been snaffled.

“Filch, finger, lift, pocket, snitch, and swipe” are a few more.

With that, I think I’ll go to the store and appropriate a steak tomorrow. With my debit card, see?

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12 thoughts on “Purloin – #AtoZChallenge

  1. I love a bit of steak and this word reminds me of it too! 🙂


  2. For some reason, I remember there was a story, “The Purloined Letter.” I think it was a Sherlock Holmes story.

    Anyway, dinner awaits. Purloin steak!


  3. I was taught purloin (11th grade) by a sentence wherein a dog purloins a sirloin from the butcher — seems I will never forget it 🙂


  4. Most things sound better as said by Bogey … or I would think they would


  5. It just rolls off the tongue… purloooin!
    Hope you enjoyed your snaffled (by debit card!) steak!


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