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Wondrous Words Wednesday

August 29, 2012

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 some great new words that are a lot of fun and should impress people in this article on

1. Nurdle –  The nurdle feel off my toothbrush and made a huge mess in the sink.

A nurdle is “the name for the wavy little glob of toothpaste you put on your toothbrush.”


2. tittle –  Young girls like to replace their tittles with hearts.

A tittle is “a certain diacritic mark. One example of a tittle is the dot over a lowercase i or j.”


3. Grawlix –  The coach was so mad, I had to replace half of his quote with grawlixes so kids could read it.

Grawlix means “the typographical symbols or nonsense characters that represent swearing in comics and respectable websites.”


What words do you want to celebrate today?

27 Comments leave one →
  1. August 29, 2012 5:17 am

    Eek! I love nurdle. I’m going to use that next time. 🙂
    I’m not so sure about tittles, though. It’s so easy to slip and use the wrong word, if you know what I mean. *wink wink*

    XOXO Kim

  2. August 29, 2012 6:37 am

    Nurdle – who knew? 🙂

  3. August 29, 2012 8:38 am

    Oi! These are certainly some fancy new words to drop in conversation!!

  4. August 29, 2012 9:25 am

    Ha, I love this! I regularly exercise placing grawlixes in my Facebook posts 🙂

  5. August 29, 2012 11:15 am

    Hi Kathy,

    What some excellent words this week, I have never heard any of them.

    ‘Grawlixes’ shouldn’t be too difficult to drop into a conversation, but my favourite word has to be ‘nurdle’, that little glob of toothpaste which invariably falls off into the sink and takes forever to rinse away! I shall have to try that one out in conversation.

    I can’t believe that there seems to a word for everything and every action, no matter how obscure!

    What a fun post,


  6. Patty permalink
    August 29, 2012 12:13 pm

    I just love these words for today…especially nurdles!

  7. zibilee permalink
    August 29, 2012 12:22 pm

    I think I am a nurdle in a different sense of the word! These are great words today! I love tittle!

  8. August 29, 2012 12:22 pm

    That’s so funny! Nurdles are ALWAYS falling off my toothpaste and making a mess. And now I can talk about it! LOL

  9. August 29, 2012 12:49 pm

    Grawlix….I had no idea those had a!

  10. August 29, 2012 12:56 pm

    I can’t help it – tittle makes me titter. I appreciate the #$% use of grawlix but nurdle is def. my fave of these words. I can almost picture that adorable little nurdle screaming as I pop it in my mouth.

  11. August 29, 2012 1:00 pm

    Those are fun words today. I’m glad to know there is a word for all those typing symbols when I’m trying not to be vulgar.

  12. bookingmama permalink
    August 29, 2012 1:06 pm

    Oh my goodness. I can actually use nurdle all of the time!!!

  13. August 29, 2012 1:28 pm

    Fun list today.

  14. August 29, 2012 2:31 pm

    These are fun words. I never knew nurdles had a name. Now I can grawlix as I try to rinse the nurdle out of the sink. 🙂

  15. Beth Hoffman permalink
    August 29, 2012 3:44 pm

    You come up with wonderful words! Grawlix makes me laugh just looking at it.

  16. August 29, 2012 3:55 pm

    Lol, nurdle

  17. August 29, 2012 4:20 pm

    Funny. Those are definitely new to me, and I guess to most of us. Nurdle is great — now if I can just remember it!

  18. August 29, 2012 6:47 pm

    All new words to me, but like everyone we are afflicted with nurdles down here in Australia too.

  19. August 29, 2012 7:27 pm

    I read nurdle and thought, “wow–I’ve got to use that word!”. Then I read the other two: they are great, too!

  20. August 29, 2012 10:25 pm

    Nurdle is awesome and new to me too! I knew tittle, and Grawlix sounds like it should be the name of some sort of monster or faction in a dystopian novel. 🙂

  21. August 29, 2012 10:51 pm

    I always wondered what those string of characters meant to represent curse words in comics were called!

  22. August 29, 2012 11:01 pm

    And how come the nurdles always inconveniently land on a rug??

    Fun words!

  23. August 30, 2012 7:23 am

    Think I could actually make sure of all of these week. Love grawlix!

  24. September 1, 2012 7:42 am

    I love your words this week. I didn’t even think there were names for such things!

  25. September 3, 2012 10:34 pm

    The nurdle always falls off my toothbrush!! I think that is such a cool word!

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