Sunday, September 29, 2013

Words We Love : Bravado

Bravado –noun,

 from Spanish bravada (modern bravata ), from Old Italian bravare to challenge, provoke, from bravo wild, brave ]

 a pretentious, swaggering display of courage.

Perhaps best known for guarding the Forbidden City, Foo Dogs are actually lions. Jeero being the epitome of bravado jumped at the chance to have his picture taken with this lion at the entrance to the Asian section at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange NJ.