February 13th, 2009

Forever

Word of the day

kateaw occasionally blogs about interesting words, and I came across a word that I want to remember, so I thought this would be a good way to do that.

People sometimes comment on my signature, although I always regard it as very disappointing compared to my father’s. Making an attractive signature finished off with loops and curls was something he was taught, and had to practice, at school, whereas I just have a bit of a valedictory squiggle by comparison.

Anyway, the word that I am pleased to have learned is:

paraph:
A flourish made after or below a signature, originally to prevent forgery.