Every week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.
Several years of looking with an eagle eye for new words has also trained my eyes to find misspelled words in numerous books. I was reading a review for a new book when I saw the title and thought, “Is that a misspelled word in the title?” I thought the word should have been ruffian, but I was wrong. The book’s title is A Riffian’s Tune by Joseph M. Labaki.
riffian: The author was born in the Rif region of Morocco. A riffian is a person from that area.
In NPR’s newletter about book and author interviews I found this word:
gastroenterologist: Oyer talks to NPR’s Robert Siegel about “thick” markets, gastroenterologists and JDate.
Gastroenterology is the branch of medicine that deals with disorders of the stomach and intestines.
That’s it for me this week. I hope you found some words worth celebrating. Feel free to join Wondrous Words Wednesday. Be sure to visit Kathy for the details.