FireflyFirefly expands one’s vocabulary
Tuesday 23 June 2009, by Webmaster
From: Barbara Jungbauer (barbaraj probuiltam.com)
Subject: Re: A.Word.A.Day—sanguine
Def: 1. Cheerfully optimistic or confident. 2. Having a healthy reddish color. 3. Blood-red.
For eight or so years now, I’ve not been able to hear the word ’sanguine’ without thinking of this exchange in my very favorite program of all time, a short-lived science-fiction, western, adventure, comedy program called, "Firefly".
ZoŽ: You sanguine about the kinda reception we’re apt to receive on an Alliance ship, Captain?
Mal: Absolutely. What’s "sanguine" mean?
ZoŽ: Sanguine. Hopeful. Plus, point of interest, it also means "bloody".
Mal: Well, that pretty much covers all the options, don’t it?