Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered or spotlight words you love. Feel free to get creative! If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!
I found my first word in a tweet from Dave Cullen. Since I looked it up I’ve seen it in a few other places.
1. monopsony –
— Dave Cullen (@DaveCullen) June 1, 2014
I found several definitions of this word and most were confusing to me. This definition on about.com was the easiest to understand:
Monopsony is a state in which demand comes from one source. If there is only one customer for a certain good, that customer has a monopsony in the market for that good.
My second word came from The Hollow Ground by Natalie S. Harnett.
2. darning needles – “Sometimes its rippling water looked jeweled by so many darning needles flitting along it, their lacey wings shimmery with light.”
I knew about darning needles for mending socks but that obviously doesn’t work here so I decided to investigate and learned that dragonflies and damselflies are sometimes called darning needles.
What words do you want to celebrate today?