Thursday, July 17, 2008

Word of the Day: Duende

OK, who knows what the word "duende" means? I was reading an article about Greg Norman shooting an even-par round of 70 in the British Open golf tournament and it includes this: "... but Norman at 53 still has a presence — a duende, if you will — that is hard to put into words. So you simply must watch, and when the viewing is as splendid as it was on a demanding day for golf ... "

A duende? So I looked it up: "a person with a sense of flamenco in their artistic soul", and "Duende is a difficult-to-define phrase used in the Spanish arts, including performing arts."

I'm not entirely clear that I will recognize it if someone has duende; but I'm sure going to tell whoever that if I do find it.

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