Wondrous Words Wednesday
Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. If you want to play along, grab the button, write a post and come back and add your link to Mr. Linky!
All of my words this week are from Bossypants by Tina Fey.
1. peyes – “The haircut was cropped close on the sides, fuller on top, with two long Liza Minelli-esque wisps that hung down like peyes.”
From what I can tell, peyes is a variation of payot which, according to wiktionary, means curly sideburns worn by Jewish men.
2. carrageenan – “They have endless time to fill, but viewers get kind of “bummed out” if they supply actual information about wars and stuff, so “Media Portrayal of Sarah Palin” on SNL and I became the carrageenan in America’s news nuggets for several weeks.”
Carrageenan is a colloid extracted from various red algae and used as a stabilizing or thickening agent.
Have you come across any new words lately?