… Is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we have encountered in our reading.
It is hosted by Kathy, over at ‘BermudaOnion’s Weblog’.
You can either stop by and leave a link to your own ‘mystery’ words of the week, or just browse the eclectic mix of words that others have discovered, there is always a great selection.
Don’t forget that Kathy and the rest of us, all love to read your comments as well, so that we can visit and share your words of the week!
My Wondrous Words Wednesday post, is this week, inspired by an article published over at ‘Pen and Paper’, by the lovely Tracy Terry.
On a Monday, she always manages to come up with some really quirky gems, from the depths of the lesser reported news sources, for her entertaining posts.
She recently featured a selection of the books shortlisted for the honour of being presented with this rather obscure award, the ‘Literary Review’s Bad Sex Awards‘, which celebrates the most embarassing passages of sexual description in a novel.
I chose this quote (not the complete passage for which it was nominated, it’s far too early for that nonsense!), from the indicated book, for the sheer ridiculous and nonsensical way in which the author uses the words, rendering them somewhat ‘meaningless’, rather than ‘meaningful’.
‘The World Was All Before Them’ by Matthew Reynolds.
“breath became a moan as endorphinergic and morphinergic mechanisms spluttered into life”
Of or relating to nerve cells or fibers that employ an endorphin as their neurotransmitter.
The prototype catecholamine dopamine (DA) serves as an essential chemical intermediate in morphine biosynthesis both in plants and animals, thereby providing considerable insight into the roles reciprocal “morphinergic” and catecholamine regulation of diverse physiological processes. Endogenous “morphinergic” in concert with NO-coupled signaling systems have evolved as autocrine/paracrine regulators of metabolic homeostasis, energy metabolism, mitochondrial respiration and energy production.
See what I mean … does anyone have any idea exactly what this author is talking about?
What new words have you discovered this time … I can’t wait to stop by and check them out!