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Wondrous Words #308

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 like to watch PBS’s Masterpiece Mystery. One of their series I like a lot is Inspectoe Lewis. Our library has added the entire series to their collection, so I decided to go back and […]

Wondrous Words #307

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 in an interview on NPR’s Terry Gross show, writer Ta-Nehisi Coates was talking about his new book, Between the World and Me. As always, it was a very interesting interview. I heard the […]

Wondrous Words #306

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. Lucky for me, I find new-to-me words all over the place. This week I was looking for a recipe for a good pasta salad. I found both a good recipe and a new word. Here’s […]

Wondrous Words #305

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. My words this week were found online. 1.  juxtaposition:  I was reading Martin Edward’s blog and saw this word. “ . . . I wanted to try to create a story that could in some […]

Wondrous Words #304

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. David Brooks has a new book out, The Road to Character. I was reading an interview with him  in Christianity Today, when I saw a couple of new-to-me words: 1. capacious: “Augustine is quite simply the […]

Wondrous Words #303

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.  1.  While reading Madame Bovary (my review) by Gustave Flaubert I came across this big new word: phrenological: “ . . . and he wept, his elbows on the table, sitting in his office chair, under […]

Wondrous Words #302

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 found two new interesting words this week, but not in books. 1. This first word I heard while watching a news show:  gad-fly: “The candidate has been seen by most people as a gad-fly.” […]

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 […]