G is for… Gymnosophist

Gymnosophist is defined as “going nearly naked” according to my erstwhile Oxford English dictionary – from the Greek gumnos meaning naked, don’t you know.

On a balcony above the Chihuly Collection in St Petersburg, Florida, I found the perfect illustration of this concept.


Linked to Frizztext’s Tagged G ChallengePhoto Friday: Male, ABC Wednesday and Alphabe Thursday.

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25 Responses to G is for… Gymnosophist

  1. I’ve learnt something new…

  2. Heyjude says:

    Wonderful! And I have learned a new word too – thanks :-D

  3. Roger Green says:

    Nice bowtie, or whatever that is!

  4. Joy says:

    Isn’t he a little overdressed?:-) Love that word.

  5. lesliebc says:

    rotflol – thanks for the great laugh!

    abcw team

  6. egwow says:

    What a natty dresser in his bow tie! :)

  7. Birgit says:

    Your kind of humor would have been perfect for the Gilmore Girls. :) Love it!

  8. artmusedog says:

    Neat post for G and great photo ~ very creative ~ thanks,

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

  9. Betty says:

    That’s in Florida?? I thought it must be in Florence, Italy. You’re so right…he is nearly naked. I couldn’t help but laugh.

  10. fredamans says:

    We have a lot of gymnosophists in my city…. most are young girls, and I would love to cover them up some. :-)

  11. Yikes! Pretty racy for a Thursday afternoon…


  12. Judie says:

    Do you know what David is concealing in his right hand? I do! Excellent “G” post!!

  13. Karen S. says:

    Nearly, just enough! Hehehe!

  14. Wow! What a great post for the letter G.

    And I never even heard this word before! I will try and use it in a sentence of the next few days!

    Thanks for the smile and for linking to the letter G.


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