I took this vocabulary test, and was, being me, a bit miffed at the words I didn’t know. But I wrote them down, so I have a new word-a-day for the next month! (I’m not sure how I didn’t know this one, honestly)
Today’s word is Pastiche
1: a literary, artistic, musical, or architectural work that imitates the style of previous work; also : such stylistic imitation
2 a : a musical, literary, or artistic composition made up of selections from different works : potpourri
b : hodgepodge
— pas·ti·cheur noun
Origin of PASTICHE
French, from Italian pasticcio
This one was actually hard to find a setting to use it in.
Dinner was, because we were feeling artistic, a pastiche: Indian spice mixes, Polish sausage, Japanese rice. American-grown wine of German grapes topped it off.
Not quite… Hrmm..
“Your work seems to be a pastiche, an imitation of several famous styles…” The customer, probably a college kid and his eyes trailing over Autumn’s tattoos rather than the art on the table, kept going, but Autumn had stopped paying attention. When he stopped talking, she asked, as gently as she had patience for (not much; it had been a long day and her feet hurt),
“So, you like it?”
He coughed, and blushed crimson. “…yeah.”
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Ha ha! That’s the important question there. He was trying to show off, wasn’t he? Total fail.
Yeah, he sort of poked Autumn’s never-went-to-school buttons. Mmm, comic via via : http://headtrip.keenspot.com/d/20100611.html (THAT took 10 minutes to find)
Oh, I remember that one. Love it! Thanks for the reminder.
I had that in mind the whole time writing this bit of story.