Wondrous Words Wednesday
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My words for this week came from Some Girls, Some Hats and Hitler by Trudi Kanter.
1. fiaker – ““Auf Wiedersehen, gnädige Frau, mein Herr,” said the fiaker, doffing his round, flat hat.”
According to this site, fiaker means
Fiaker, Viennese term for a two-horse, numbered hackney carriage, as opposed to the earlier, unnumbered carriages called “Janschky-Wagen” and one-horse “Comfortables”); “fiaker” also refers to the carriage driver.
Obviously, it means the driver in this case.
2. crevette – “One perfect rose, the colors of crevettes.”
I should have known this one! Crevette is French for shrimp.
3. revers – “My gray flannel jacket had a tiny emerald green stand-up collar, wide revers, and cuffs.”
You can tell I don’t know much about fashion – revers is a lapel, especially on a woman’s garment.