Wondrous Words Wednesday
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This week’s words came from The Light Between Oceans by M. L. Stedman.
1. stodge – “Nor were his lungs turned to glue or his brains to stodge by the gas.”
Stodge means something or someone stodgy – in other words, boring or dull.
2. stoush – “After the war, people tried to make allowances for the men who’d come back a bit too fond of drink or a stoush, or the ones who couldn’t hold down a job for more than a few days.”
Stoush is slang used in Australia and New Zealand and it means fighting or a fight.
3. jarrah – “The long, thin jetty at Point Partageuse was made from the same jarrah that rattled along it in rail carriages to be hauled onto ships.”
Jarrah is a tall eucalyptus of western Australia with a rough bark, alternate leaves, and durable hard wood. Also: its wood.