Wondrous Words Wednesday
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My words this week come from Freeman by Leonard Pitts, Jr.
1. cognomen – “You asked my cognomen.”
Your cognomen is your surname; especially the third of usually three names borne by a male citizen of ancient Rome.
2. patterollers – “We gon’ go after them patterollers, the two of us?”
This word isn’t in my dictionary but, according to ask.com, “Slave patrols (called patrollers, pattyrollers or paddy rollers by the slaves) were organized groups of three to six white men who enforced discipline upon black slaves during the antebellum U.S. southern states.”