I haven’t visited this lovely meme for some considerable time, as I have been saving my words up until there were enough to make a worthwhile length post. Now, just this week, I have discovered two great words, one to finish off this week’s post and one to start off my next. Isn’t that always the way…
1. – When author James Thayer agreed to submit a guest post in support of his book ‘House Of 8 Orchids’, I had no idea that it would be so interesting and informative. However this particular phrase threw me completely, as I had no idea that there was an alternative definition for the word queue (cue), no matter which way it is spelt. James’s guest post will be published very soon, so if you get the chance please stop by and check it out, it really is good!
The breeze carried the scents of garbage, river mud, charcoal, and horse manure. Many men still wore long Manchu queues, and women with bound, crippled feet were carried along the streets in sedan chairs.
MANCHU QUEUE (CUE) –
The queue was a specifically male hairstyle worn by the Manchu people from central Manchuria and later imposed on the Han Chinese during the Qing dynasty. The hair on the front of the head was shaved off above the temples every ten days and the remainder of the hair was braided into a long braid.
2. – Next up is a word I came across when author Alison Belsham, began following me on Twitter. I always make as thorough a check as possible before returning the gesture, so that I am broadly speaking only exchanging views and comments with like-minded members. This comes from Alison’s profile statement.
Alison’s Twitter profile
Alison’s Facebook page
Nascent crime writer. Winner of 2016 Bloody Scotland Pitch Perfect event.
. Just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.
. Freshly generated in a reactive form.
3. – Finally this time, I am featuring a word I read and heard about just this week, on the National BBC News channel…
Misophonia: Scientists crack why eating sounds can make people angry…
Follow this link to read the complete article
Literally “hatred of sound,” was proposed in 2000 as a neuropsychiatric disorder condition in which negative emotions, thoughts, and physical reactions are triggered by specific sounds. It is also called “select sound sensitivity syndrome” and “sound-rage.”
… 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!