Winsome

Definition: generally pleasing and engaging often because of a childlike charm and innocence

Why I Looked It Up

I had known the word for years, and had a vague of idea of what it meant, but I wanted to check if there were any subtleties.

But…and this is funny…I found it in via NY Times article entitled about a Republican politician: “'I Look Like the Strategy’: Winsome Sears Wants Black Voters to Rethink the G.O.P.

I read that as “Sears [a last name], who is winsome.” Like, the woman’s personality embodied the word “winsome.”

I kept reading the article, trying to find some reference to her winsome-ness. I couldn’t find anything.

And then I realized: her first name is Winsome. Her name is…Winsome Sears.

Ah well. I still looked it up, so…

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