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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!

Both of my words this week aren’t new to me, or at least I didn’t think they were! It just goes to show how blinkered I am about the profusion of words in the English language which have a second, alternative meaning I have never come across before …

1. My first word this week, I discovered early one morning, whilst completing my daily on-line jigsaw puzzle, over at the JigZone site. This is a great way to wake up the brain cells, only takes a few minutes to complete and if you are feeling competitive, you can pit your wits against the clock and the recorded times of your fellow ‘puzzlers’. I have never yet managed to achieve ‘fastest time’, however so long as my time is above ‘average’, I am generally quite pleased with my efforts.

OPTIMIST

Image Of An Optimist Dinghy

Optimists are safe, simple boats designed for children learning how to sail. Their main advantage is that there are extensive opportunities for children to take optimist sailing to a very advanced level. Hugely popular, there are optimist national teams in many countries and Optimist World Champions

OPTIMIST:-
The Optimist is a small, single-handed sailing dinghy intended for use by children up to the age of 15. Nowadays boats are usually made of Fiberglass, although wooden boats are still built.

The Dinghy was designed in 1947 by American Clark Mills at the request of the Dinghy International service club following a proposal by Major Clifford McKay to offer low-cost sailing for young people. He designed a simple pram that could be built from three sheets of plywood, and donated the plan to the Optimists. The design was slightly modified and introduced to Europe by the Dane, Axel Damsgaard, and spread outwards across Europe from Scandinavia. The design was standardized in 1960 and became a strict One-Design in 1995.

The International Dinghy is sailed in over 120 countries by over 160,000 skippers and it is one of only two yachts approved by the International Sailing Federation exclusively for sailors under 16….

2. The second word this week, I discovered whilst reading my current book ‘Blood Money’ by Doug Richardson …
HYPHENATE
Self defense expert and bodyguard, sometime stuntman, unpublished writer, and most recently wannabe actor, Dave Wireman was the ultimate hyphenate who had difficulty deciding what professions to put on his business cards.
HYPHENATE (noun):-
A person who is active in more than one sphere or occupation.

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

‘HAPPY NEW YEAR’ TO ONE AND ALL!

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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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