Wondrous Words Wednesday
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I didn’t find any words in books last week but I still found a few new words. My first word comes from Suko’s Notebook’s review of Freedom Fries and Café Crème by Jocelyne Rapinac.
1. orthorexic – “Like the author, I believe that dining should be a healthy (but not orthorexic) experience which provides pleasure”
Orthorexia is a disorder characterized by a morbid obsession with eating healthy foods only. I don’t suffer from that!
My second word comes from a beer label. Carl and Vance had a tasting that featured Widdershins by Left Hand Brewing. I thought widdershins was a made up word and mentioned to a customer that I had no idea how they came up with that name so he proceeded to define it for me. I came home and looked it up to be sure.
2. widdershins –
Widdershins means in a left-handed, wrong or contrary direction: counterclockwise. The name makes perfect sense to me now!