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 come from my Word-a-Day calendar. I picked these words because I think they’re all fun to say.
1. williwaw – “All the new crew members had heard stories of ships capsized by the williwaws that plagued the strait.”
In this case, a williwaw is a sudden violent gust of cold land air common along mountainous coasts of high latitudes. It can also mean a violent commotion, and I think I can use it with that meaning.
2. skimble-skamble – “Halfway through the Broadway show I decided that I should stop trying to keep up with the skimble-skamble plot and just enjoy the musical performances.”
Skimble-skamble means rambling and confused: senseless.
3. callithump – “The town has enlisted one of Hollywood’s most famous leading men to serve as grand marshal for this year’s Memorial Day callithump.”
A callithump is a noisy boisterous band or parade.
Have you come across any new words lately?