Treeplish

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Word of the Day: Treeple pl n [fr. tree + people, by analogy with sheepleq.v.]
1. Trees possessing unusually anthropomorphic forms or qualities
2. People as slow-moving and firmly rooted as trees
syn see PENNSYLVANIAN
adj treeplish

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  1. It has a pleasant linkage with steeple–a tall and often sharp aspiring tree that seldom moves unless it falls.

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  2. What a great word, Treeple. Maybe some type of fae?
    Cool photo. Love the gentle bend of the tree.

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  3. Thanks.
    Maybe some type of fae?
    Obviously, you haven’t seen very many Pennsylvanians. :)

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  4. A useful new word, Dave. It is so easy to see human-like forms in trees; recognition of the human face and figure is instinctual and due to our imaginations we are prone to “false hits”.

    I liked marly’s word-echo “steeple”… how about another word “peeple”, for those who tend to urinate in public places? My daughter was appalled by the numbers of peeple she saw on a visit to Berlin a year or so ago.

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  5. Ha! Yes. Japan is another place not to go if you’re bothered by that sort of thing (I personally find it quite liberating, but then I’m a guy).

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