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Wondrous Words Wednesday

An image for the weekly meme Wondrous Words Wednesday… 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 first word this week I came across when completing my morning wake-up brain teaser, on the ‘JigZone’ website. The site offers a daily jigsaw, which can usually be completed within 5-10 minutes and where you can compare your solve times either simply against the clock, or against fellow puzzlers. I usually log on just after 6am, when the new puzzle of the day is added, a great way to give the ‘little grey cells’ a bit of a workout!

Image Of A Shore Or Litterol CrabLITTORAL

Carcinus maenas is a common littoral crab, generally referred to as the shore crab, green crab or European green crab. The shore crab feeds on invertebrates including worms, molluscs and crustaceans.

LITTORAL …

Relating to or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake.

A region lying along a shore.

My next couple of words, both come from the pen of Sherban Young, an excellent author in the genre of the ‘Mystery Caper’ and are taken from the second in the series of Enescu Fleet mysteries … ‘Fleeting Glance’

GOOMBAHS

Well you get the idea. Everyone knows you and I are goombahs. He probably sent the card to you to give to me.

GOOMBAH …

A companion or associate, especially an older friend who acts as a patron, protector, or adviser.

DRUTHERS

He had never been a fan of this namesake business and if he had had his druthers his cousin would have called his adopted child Wolfgang.

DRUTHERS …

One’s preference in a matter.

My final word this week, I came across on the ‘Twitter’ profile of Amodini Sharma, over at ‘Review Room’. I must admit that I struggled to even pronounce the word, let alone guess at its meaning and I was therefore suitably surprised when I came across the definition … Can’t wait to try dropping this one into a conversation!

Illustration Of Someone Reading In BedLIBROCUBICULARIST

Amodini … Book Blogger. Movie Critic. Freelance Writer. Avid Reader. Librocubicularist.

LIBROCUBICULARIST …

A person who reads in bed

What new words have you discovered this time … I can’t wait to stop by and check them out!

 

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Yvonne

I can’t remember a time, even as a child, when I haven’t been passionate about books and reading.
I began blogging, when I realised just how many other people out there shared my passion for the written word and I have been continually amazed at the wealth of books that are available and the amount of great new friends I have made, from literally 'The Four Corners Of The World'.

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    • Hi Lindsay,

      I just happened to spot the word librocubicuralist on the profile of a Twitter user I was checking out. It would have been rather remiss of me to blindly follow them, when I was totally unsure just what kind of person they were. Reading in bed isn’t so bad though, is it? … LOL!

      Thanks for the visit and comment, it is always good to hear from you.

  • What a great selection of words. They were all new to me, except druthers. My mom used “druthers” often in her everyday language. I’m going to look up librocubicularist, so I can find out how to pronounce it. I am definitely a librocubicularist.

    • Hi Judy,

      Everyone in the blogosphere seems to have come across ‘druthers’ before, except me! I feel dreadfully lacking somehow and very inferior to you all … LOL!

      I used to be the proverbial librocubicularist, however with most of my evenings being taken over by blogging, by the time my head eventually hits the pillow, at about 11.30pm, reading is the last thing on my mind. I am however, very much a morning person, so I am usually up and about, with the place to myself, by about 5am. This is when my reading mostly gets done, with a bowl of cereal and a mug of strong black coffee, as a side.

      Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to check out this week’s post. I appreciate your comments.

  • My mother uses the word druthers all the time so I’m very familiar with that one. I’ve looked up littoral before but couldn’t remember the meaning until I saw your definition. Hopefully seeing it again will jar something so my brain will retain it this time.

    • Hi Kathy,

      I am sure that I have had reason to check out ‘Littoral’ before, the word just sounded so familiar. However the definition didn’t ring any alarm bells, so perhaps it is just one of those words!

      ‘Druthers’ just didn’t resonate with me at all and to me, the definition just somehow doesn’t seem to quite fit the word, if you know what I mean? Still, it is quite a fun word to say and should be quite easy to drop into a conversation, I am definitely going to try anyway!

      Thanks for hosting WWW, it is always a fun post.

  • I always try to use any new words in as many sentences as I can that day but must confess I’m having trouble getting my tongue around the word ‘librocubcularist’ to use it in a sentence.

    • Hi Tracy,

      I must admit that no matter how many times I try to get my tongue around this particular word, I just can’t do it. I have tried dropping it into conversations with relatives and workmates and everyone just pretty much looks at me as if I was an alien, so whether that’s because they just don’t have any idea what the word means, or they simply know that I am making a hash of pronouncing it correctly, I don’t know.

      I quite like the idea of new words being added to the various dictionaries, however in some cases I think that simple might be best and perhaps I should just stick to saying that I read in bed!!

      Thanks for visiting and I hope that your week is going well so far.

  • I’ve always liked the word druthers but I seldom hear it anymore. But I must say I’m glad you found librocubicularist. That’s me! I didn’t know I was one, but I love it. I’m going to have to practice pronouncing the word. My family will be be impressed.

    • Hi Margot,

      ‘Druthers’ is obviously a word much more commonly used in the US, as you are not the only commenter to be familiar with it and I have certainly never come across it before, here in the UK. Could be it is more of a colloquial word over her and is ony prevelant in certain areas of the country …. or perhaps I just don’t mix in the right circles! … LOL!

      ‘Librocubicularist’ is an amazing word, isn’t it? I actually tried it out on some family members we were visiting last evening and we all had great fun trying to pronounce it … very badly and probably totally incorrectly, I might add!

      Thanks for stopping by this week, your comments are always very much appreciated.

    • Hi Mary Ann,

      So long as I can fox you with a couple of new words, that’s fine by me.

      I must admit, it is kind of satisfying to look at someone’s selection of words for the week and think, “I know that one … and that one”, it restores my faith in my English language skills!

      Thanks for the visit this week, it is always appreciated.

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