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Visual Vocabulary: Bibelot

Bibelot: a bauble, knickknack or trinket. As in, “Sammy continued to gather dust on Thelma’s shelf and thought to himself, ‘I’m just a bibelot. Everywhere I go. Just a damn bibelot.’”

Visual Vocabulary: bibelot, Julie Rado Design


I’m going to go ahead and assume that if, like me, you grew up in the 70s or 80s, you totally get the two references in this illustration. If not, then all I have to say is Bop. Bozedy bozedy bop, zitty bop. And then I’d tell you to look here and here.

Visual Vocabulary is a project I created for myself in which I attempt to sear new words into my memory by illustrating them. You can see all of them here, and read more about the process behind them here.