Tuesday, August 14, 2012

word of the day: morena

The word of the day is morena:

1. Brown, inclining to black.
2. Swarthy (persona).
3. Tanned (bronceado).
4. Mulatto. (Caribbean)

"You finally start work on your eighties apocalypse novel - finally starting means you write a paragraph - and in a flush of confidence you begin messing with this young morena from Harvard Law School whom you meet at the Enormous Room."

 - Junot Díaz, "The Cheater's Guide to Love", New Yorker 23 July 2012

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