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Wondrous Words Wednesday

June 12, 2013

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!

This week’s words came from Looking For Me by Beth Hoffman.

1. bombé – “It was an unusual piece, shaped like a tall bombé with pineapple feet.”

Bombé is usually used when referring to furniture and means having outward curving lines.


2. strié – “Techniques called strié and marbleizing filled my imagination, and there was a section about trompe l’oeil that made my head swim.”

Strié isn’t in my dictionary but, according to wikipedia, it is a popular form of faux painting using glaze and paint brushes to create a soft natural striped texture.


3. whompyjawed – “You know that chest is all whompyjawed.”

Whompyjawed’s not in my dictionary either. I had to go to Urban Dictionary to find out what it means.  Whompyjawed means uneven, crooked, or off-centered.  What a fun word!


What words do you want to celebrate today?

23 Comments leave one →
  1. June 12, 2013 4:04 am

    Whompyjawed is DEFINITELY going into everyday use in my world!

  2. June 12, 2013 4:44 am

    All new words to me, but I think whompyjawed is the only one I can see myself using.

  3. June 12, 2013 4:51 am

    I like whompyjawed! Such an awesome weird word.

  4. June 12, 2013 6:15 am

    I think bombé should be a dessert. You know, something that looks like Baked Alaska or something!

  5. June 12, 2013 6:24 am

    All 3 words are new and unfamiliar to me, but I LOVE whompyjawed. In fact I’ve been feeling a little whompyjawed all day!

  6. Beth Hoffman permalink
    June 12, 2013 8:52 am

    Thanks so much, Kathy. Whompyjawed has been one of my favorite words since I was a little girl!

  7. June 12, 2013 9:11 am

    great words. a little unusual, but expanding our horizons.

  8. June 12, 2013 9:55 am

    Whompyjawed is a great word!

  9. June 12, 2013 11:10 am

    I can’t wait to try whompyjawed on someone today. It’s fun to say out loud.

  10. June 12, 2013 11:49 am

    Great fun words today, Kathy. I will be adding whompyjawed to my vocabulary. Bombe makes me think of dessert too.

    ps: for some reason I can’t get the accent over the e here, but you know what I mean.

  11. June 12, 2013 1:46 pm

    Whompyjawed is definitely a fun word!

  12. June 12, 2013 3:10 pm

    Whompyjawed is a word that could really get the attention of my kids. Thanks! I see that you and I are both reading Dorothea Benton Frank- I’ll have to check out the “Hit the Beach” read along!

  13. June 12, 2013 3:16 pm

    They are fun words. 🙂

  14. Patty permalink
    June 12, 2013 4:39 pm

    I love whompyjawed…it’s me to a tee!

  15. June 12, 2013 5:57 pm

    Didn’t know any of them, but whompyjawed is my new favorite word!

  16. talesofwhimsy permalink
    June 12, 2013 6:58 pm

    I heart whompyjawed. You know I have an unnatural affection for words that start with a W. 😉

  17. June 12, 2013 7:31 pm

    These are tricky ones! Now when I listen to the book I’ll know what they mean. Whompyjawed is awesome.

  18. June 12, 2013 10:26 pm

    I’m going to have to write whompyjawed down! I love this word!

  19. June 13, 2013 12:37 am

    Whompyjawed is fabulous! The other two words are good, too (I don’t want them to feel bad).

  20. June 14, 2013 4:12 am

    whompyjawed! We learn something new everyday 🙂

  21. June 16, 2013 7:30 pm

    Love that word..whompyjawed! So cool!

  22. bookingmama permalink
    June 19, 2013 4:52 pm

    I think I knew all of these — it’s a miracle!

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