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Wondrous Words Wednesday

December 11, 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 first word came from Someone Else’s Love Story by Joshilyn Jackson.

1.bork – “I had imagined it, vividly, every time I broke up with a boyfriend, feeling permanently borked.”

Bork means to obstruct through systematic defamation or vilification.  It derives from Robert Bork, whose Supreme Court nomination was rejected because of unfavorable publicity of his views.


My second word comes from Bluefish by Pat Schmatz.

2. cazh – “He’s all cazh, kicking back on a wave while One and Two and Red are swimming around like a herd of water sheep.”

Cazh means casual.


My last word is from Blubber by Judy Blume.  This word is actually defined in the book but it was new to me so I’m including it.

3. flenser – “Oh . . . I’ve been thinking I might like to be a flenser.”

On the page after that sentence appears, one of the characters looks up flenser in the dictionary. “”A flenser strips the blubber off of whales,” he read, looking at me.”


What words do you want to celebrate today?

13 Comments leave one →
  1. December 11, 2013 6:52 am

    I remember when Bork was nominated and I was one of those opposed to him. And besides his views, what a name! LOL

  2. December 11, 2013 8:41 am

    I remember the Bork controversy but I didn’t know it created a word. I probably could have figured that one out but I’d never guess ‘flenser’.

  3. Beth Hoffman permalink
    December 11, 2013 10:09 am

    I know what it’s like to feel “borked” too! LOL

  4. talesofwhimsy permalink
    December 11, 2013 11:54 am

    Ha. Bork is a funny word.

  5. December 11, 2013 12:25 pm

    I loved Judy Blume’s books back in elementary school, but I didn’t remember flenser from Blubber. Her books are so honest! She’s a treasure.

  6. December 11, 2013 1:16 pm

    I especially like cazh, bu they are all terrific, new-to-me words, Kathy!

  7. December 11, 2013 4:12 pm

    I like the bork word because it’s creative and makes people think a little.

  8. December 11, 2013 5:00 pm

    Goodness they don’t sound English at all 🙂

  9. December 11, 2013 5:08 pm

    I like the sound of cazh 🙂

  10. December 11, 2013 6:21 pm

    Every week you pick some fantastic words.

  11. December 12, 2013 9:36 am

    Great words this week. I didn’t get a post ready. My week has been hectic to say the least.

  12. December 14, 2013 6:47 am

    I think I’ve come across flenser before, but had forgotten about it.

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