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Wondrous Words #406

Every week I join Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to post about new words we’ve discovered. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday. ___________________________________________________ I was reading an article about how literary critics have analyzed the words used by Jane Austen to see why she … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words # 405

Every week I join Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to post about new words we’ve discovered. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday. ___________________________________________________ I found one new-to-me word this week. I actually heard it on a TV news show: pernicious:  “This is so pernicious.” … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #404

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 the New York Times Opinion newsletter I found this interesting word that I couldn’t quite understand: back-channeling: “There’s lots … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #403

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 Dave Leonhardt’s Opinion in the NY Times there was a word that caught my attention: scrum:  “Meanwhile, for anyone … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #402

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 one new word this week. I found it in the New York Times Daily Opinion newsletter. innumeracy: … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words T#401

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 this new word in a blurb for Mortal Fear by Greg Iles: 1. sysops: Only “sysops” like Harper … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #400

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 really like to read the online “newspaper” Politico.  I often find new words there. Here are two: 1. dissembling: … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #399

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 an editorial in the New Yotk Times by David Brooks I found these two new words: 1. infantalist: At … Continue reading

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Wondrous Words #398

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. Two words linked together caught my attention this week. I was reading a book review in the Times Sunday Book … Continue reading

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