That first connection over a love of words convinced Goldstein to have her editor ask pinker to blurb her next book.
Joe Mathews says gay Californians should jump ship for pinker pastures—and the red states he chooses might surprise you.
Goldstein and pinker possess distinctive good looks that make them seem as though they were meant to be a couple.
pinker notes that roughly a fifth of English verbs began life as nouns or adjectives.
Goldstein has watched awestruck students approach pinker and ask him to autograph their body parts during public events.
When she suddenly rose, her cheeks were pinker and more transparent than ever, and her eyes softer and dreamier.
The skin was like a rose, a fainter, pinker rose than Dorcas had ever seen.
"A nurse's life is one roun' of pleasure," said pinker to the ward.
Here Jeffrey looked at Anne and found her pinker than she had been.
I said to pinker this morning, "I wish you'd hurry up over your bath; I've got to get it scrubbed out by nine."
1570s, common name of Dianthus, a garden plant of various colors, of unknown origin. Its use for "pale rose color" first recorded 1733 (pink-coloured is recorded from 1680s), from one of the colors of the flowers. The plant name is perhaps from pink (v.) via notion of "perforated" petals, or from Dutch pink "small" (see pinkie), from the term pinck oogen "half-closed eyes," literally "small eyes," which was borrowed into English (1570s) and may have been used as a name for Dianthus, which sometimes has pale red flowers.
The flower meaning led (by 1590s) to a figurative use for "the flower" or finest example of anything (e.g. Mercutio's "Nay, I am the very pinck of curtesie," Rom. & Jul. II.iv.61). Political noun sense "person perceived as left of center but not entirely radical (i.e. red)" is attested by 1927, but the image dates to at least 1837. Pink slip "discharge notice" is first recorded 1915. To see pink elephants "hallucinate from alcoholism" first recorded 1913 in Jack London's "John Barleycorn."
c.1200, pungde "pierce, stab," later (early 14c.) "make holes in; spur a horse," of uncertain origin; perhaps from a Romanic stem that also yielded French piquer, Spanish picar (see pike (n.2)). Or perhaps from Old English pyngan and directly from Latin pungere "to prick, pierce" (see pungent). Surviving mainly in pinking shears.