Thursday, 15 April 2010

Quote of the Day (Saturnine edition)

Neil Kinnock speaking about Gordon Brown yesterday:

The fact is Gordon, I remember nearly 30 years ago when he had the ladies swooning, when he was a very sort of saturnine young man, descending from Scotland and hugely attractive. The years have dealt quite kindly with him...

In case you're wondering what 'saturnine' means, here's google's definition:

  • bitter or scornful; "the face was saturnine and swarthy, and the sensual lips...twisted with disdain"- Oscar Wilde
  • dark: showing a brooding ill humor; "a dark scowl"; "the proverbially dour New England Puritan"; "a glum, hopeless shrug"; "he sat in moody silence"; "a morose and unsociable manner"; "a saturnine, almost misanthropic young genius"- Bruce Bliven; "a sour temper"; "a sullen crowd" 

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