A Quote by Terry Pratchett on humour, linguistic, words, picturesque, quaint, and tourist

Picturesque meant - he decided after careful observation of the scenerey that inspired Twoflower to use the word - that the landscape was horribly precipitous.  Quaint, when used to describe the occasional village through which they passed, meant fever-ridden and tumbledown.
Twoflower was a tourist, the first ever seen on the discworld.  Tourist, Rincewind had decided, mean 'idiot'.

Terry Pratchett (1948 -)

Source: The Color of Magic, Pages: 101

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