Word of the Day: putative

I’ve been working on a few extra projects lately, and having a fuller-than-normal schedule has meant that things have gotten very complicated.

After tomorrow, though, I can breathe a little, and I’m really, really, really looking forward to the longs weekend.

Today’s Word:


As in:

Despite putative knowledge that Vincent Van Gogh painted the
masterpiece “Starry Night”, would-be art forgers, Kyle Jenkins and Lucy Logan, set out to copy the work.

The two planned to trick someone into buying it. If that didn’t work, they had a very cunning back-up plan. To trick someone into believing that the one in the museum was a forgery, and then hold the one they created for ransom.

Unfortunately for them, they not only made a poor copy of the well-known work, painting the sky pink with black stars, they signed the work, which was never signed, with the name of Vinny Van Go.

Needless to say, neither of their plans was successful. The would-be criminals, in light of their incompetence, where allowed to remain free, and looked for work as animators.

Shorter than usual, but, a posting.

putative / POO – TAT – ehv / : commonly accepted or supposed