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Wondrous Words Wednesday

December 3, 2014

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!

My mom was here for over a week so I haven’t been reading much.  I did find one word in A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.  The word was familiar to me – I’m sure I’ve seen it before – but I couldn’t define it, so I looked it up.

1. plinth – “Ove hoists up the suit-wearing man in a way that men who have never put their foot in a gym yet have spent their entire lives carrying a concrete plinth under each arm tend to be able to do.”

A plinth is a heavy base supporting a statue or vase or the lower square slab at the base of a column.



What words do you want to celebrate today?

16 Comments leave one →
  1. December 3, 2014 7:19 am

    New word for me!

  2. December 3, 2014 9:36 am

    I’m not sure this is fair…but I got a 100% today!

  3. December 3, 2014 9:41 am

    I had seen the word before also but like you was unable to give a description. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Beth Hoffman permalink
    December 3, 2014 11:14 am

    I have several plinths in my garden!

  5. December 3, 2014 11:27 am

    New word for me, I see Beth has several in her garden. I’ll bet the garden is pretty. Thanks for the new word. See you around this week, I hope.

  6. December 3, 2014 11:38 am

    Plinthe was new to me too. I wonder what kind of man is strong enough to carry that much weight.

  7. December 3, 2014 11:45 am

    Perhaps we use the word plinth more commonly in the UK. We also use it to refer to the band of wood/covering that sits under kitchen units to hide the legs and stop all the dirt from getting underneath..

  8. December 3, 2014 2:42 pm

    Plinth is new to me as well! I wish I could do WWW today.

  9. December 3, 2014 2:48 pm

    Haven’t heard this word before!

  10. December 3, 2014 3:41 pm

    I never heard of this word before.

  11. December 3, 2014 3:55 pm

    Not heard it

  12. December 3, 2014 7:56 pm

    I know what it is but not sure I could name it 🙂 (does that even make sense, lol).

  13. Patty permalink
    December 3, 2014 9:39 pm

    My vocabulary has been increased…plus I am determined to use this word this year!

  14. December 3, 2014 10:13 pm

    Good one. The only reason I know plinth is that I used to work in a museum, with lots of statues. Sounds made-up though, doesn’t it?

  15. December 4, 2014 2:51 am

    I had never thought of a plinth being concrete – I’d always thought they were made if wood! I have A Man Called Ove waiting for me in audio. It sounds like a good read.

  16. bookingmama permalink
    December 4, 2014 10:27 pm

    I hope you are enjoying the book. I loved it!

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