Aesopian - #463

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Dec 26 2018 14

Today’s word of the day is Aesopian. It’s spelled A-E-S-O-P-I-A-N. Aesopian is an adjective that means conveying an innocent meaning to an outsider but a hidden meaning to others.

Aesop’s fables are well known for containing a hidden meaning or moral beneath their innocuous surface. An Aesopian statement contains a similarly hidden message. 

When Julie told me and the kids to make sure not to forget anything when we came home that afternoon, she was actually delivering an Aesopian message. She was signaling me to make sure I picked up the cake for Aurora’s surprise birthday party.

Once again, Aesopian is spelled A-E-S-O-P-I-A-N.