random words

What’s in this word is better not said–but here I go

Ordure is among the most deceptive words I have encountered. To me, ordure sounds eloquent, refined, as if I have come upon a wonderful apartment that is more statuesque than most. It has that “ordure” look to it. But ordure’s meaning is far from it.¬†Ordure means dung, the stuff used as fertilizer to improve soil quality. It’s no common word, then.