RoyalDude wrote:Topper wrote:RD is one of the best posters on this board.
Always worth a read, and always poignant.
Have you lost your mind, Topper?
Hmmm not sure what Toppy meant by "poignant"...
From Latin pungō (“prick”).
1.(obsolete, of a weapon etc) sharp-pointed; keen.
1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, VII:
His siluer shield, now idle maisterlesse; / His poynant speare, that many made to bleed [...].
His comments were poignant and witty.
3.neat; eloquent; applicable; relevant
A poignant reply will garner more credence than hours of blown smoke.
4.Evoking strong mental sensation, to the point of distress; emotionally moving
Flipping through his high school yearbook evoked many a poignant memory of yesteryear.
5.(figuratively, of a taste or smell) piquant, pungent
6.(figuratively, of a look, or of words) piercing
7.(dated, mostly British) inducing sharp physical pain