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Wondrous Words #301

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. I only found one new word while reading this week. I found this word in my local newspaper. Its a word I should have known, considering where I live. You see, I live in Sonoma […]

Wondrous Words #300

Today is a special day and I’m celebrating! 300 Wondrous Word Wednesday posts is a lot! Kathy at Bermuda Onion is the genius behind the idea. We were both involved in a Blog Improvement project sponsored by Kim at Sophisticated Dorkiness. Kathy said she wanted to start a meme devoted to new words we find in […]

Wondrous Words #299

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. When I don’t find new words in my reading I rely on my Word-A-Day calendar. Here are two I really like: The first word came from Ireland’s The Evening Herald. The sentence was written by Lucille […]

Wondrous Words #298

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. ___________________________________ I have only read a couple of chapters of The Sussex Downs Murder, but already I have discovered a few new-to-me words. First, just to be sure, I doublechecked the meaning of the word […]

Wondrous Words #297

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. I have a couple of words from The Resilient Investor, a book my son co-wrote with his business partners. 1.  proferred:  Are the recommendations proffered by traditional investment books, magazines, and financial services firms the […]

Wondrous Words #296

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. Yesterday I finished read The Resilient Investor, a book written by my son and his two business partners/friends. I know you expect me to say  “Its brilliant!” so, of course, I won’t disappoint you. It […]

Wondrous Words #295

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. This week I only found one new-to-me word. I found it while reading a New York Times’ report about how the drought is affecting California. untrammeled: A punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether […]

Wondrous Words #294

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. This past week I came across two words that were not in my conventional/standard dictionary. I liked that as I figured I must have come across some newly created words. For the first word I had […]

Wondrous Words #293

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. I was reading a fascinating article in The Guardian online newspaper. It was about an exchange of letters between  Arthur Conan Doyle and the Strafforshire police constable. Doyle (the creator/author of Sherlock Holmes) believed the police […]

Wondrous Words #292

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. I was doing a little research on German history on Wikipedia when I discovered this word: enfranchisement: “These included reform of community boundaries, the army, schools, universities, and taxes, as well as the enfranchisement of […]