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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 […]

Wondrous Words #291

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 wasn’t lucky enough to find even one new word this week in my reading. Fortunately, I found a couple  of words on my Word-A-Day calendar. I found two great adjectives that I believe I […]

Wondrous Words #290

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 love Masterpiece Theater and, like millions of other fans, I’ve enjoyed the latest season of Downton Abbey. I subscribe to the Masterpiece newsletter which keeps me up-to-date on all their excellent shows. A few […]

Wondrous Words #289

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. In last Sunday’s New York Times Book Review there was an article about two books on Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn. It was an interesting review of the two books (article found here), but it also […]

Wondrous Words #288

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. There were no new words in my reading adventures this week. My Word-A-Day does a good job of keeping me updated with new words. Here’s one from this past month that I found interesting: The […]

Wondrous Words #287

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’ve been reading In Flames: A Thriller by Richard Hilary Weber. My review will be up tomorrow. In it I found this word: crepuscular:   “ . . . but at sunset each day you […]

Wondrous Words #290

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. Last week I finished reading the classic Emma by Jane Austen. The two hundred year old language is, of course, not the way we talk today. The conversations tend to be stilted and very wordy. […]

Wondrous Words #286

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 found a couple of new-to-me words while I was out and about on the web. My first word comes from GoodReads. I was reading a book review trying to decide if […]

Wondrous Words #285

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 found two new words connected to my reading of Ryder: American Treasure by Nick Pengelley. 1.  fedayeen:  I can’t remember where I saw it while reading this book, but the word […]