jocose

1. given to joking; merry 2. characterized by joking; humorous


From Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer: “Once he told me I needn’t worry about some piece of foolishness he heard me say to Linda, since it was not a malicious lie but rather a ‘jocose lie.’ ”

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3 Responses to jocose

  1. Cynthia DeBoer says:

    Jocose – – like jocular, eh?
    Tell me if there’s a word or two missing in your quote. Or am I in a haze?
    Mom

  2. Karl says:

    Good catch! Fixed it.

  3. tammy says:

    are you just teasing us now, karl? so glad to still have a connection…..i appreciate your taking the time to post something once in a while….or at least you’re letting us down slowly, so we don’t fall into a funk from getting cut off completely cold turkey…..a delight to come home to!!!

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