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Wondrous Words Wednesday

February 4, 2015

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!

101 Two Letter Words

I read 101 Two-Letter Words by Stephin Merritt last week, thinking it would give me all kinds of words to use for this meme but, sadly, it did not.  The book is cute and wonderfully illustrated by Roz Chast but most of the words, and their meanings, will be familiar to anyone who plays Scrabble or Words with Friends.  I did discover a few new ones, though.

1. ai – An ai is a type of three-toed sloth.



2. ki – Sometimes spelled qi, ki is the energy believed to circulate around the body in currents.


3. xu – The xu is a coin that was minted in Vietnam.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

17 Comments leave one →
  1. February 4, 2015 6:14 am

    These words have given me new ammo for my WWF games with my sisters 🙂

  2. February 4, 2015 7:02 am

    Well anything illustrated by Roz Chast is worth a look!

  3. February 4, 2015 9:55 am

    Didn’t know what any of them meant. But have used all 3 of them multiple times in Words with Friends!

  4. February 4, 2015 10:09 am

    Words don’t have to have a plethora of letters to be awesome!

  5. Beth Hoffman permalink
    February 4, 2015 10:12 am

    I knew ki / qi which is also spelled chi, but the others were new to me. Great words, Kathy!

  6. February 4, 2015 11:02 am

    I’ve never heard of any of these – who knew two letters could cause such a challenge to my brain. Thanks!

  7. February 4, 2015 12:50 pm

    Whew – good Scrabble words today. I like them all.

  8. February 4, 2015 1:00 pm

    I knew Xu from Bookworm app/game. Really fun. I wish I had played my scrabble when I was young. I’m an excellent speller but I don’t know as many words as I’d like.

  9. February 4, 2015 1:31 pm

    Kathy, I use the words featured here when I play Words with Friends. Now I know what xu is! Thank you for your honest review. I am happy to play along this week! 🙂

  10. February 4, 2015 3:15 pm

    I like the 2 word book! ai? I am not sure I knew that one!

  11. February 4, 2015 3:44 pm

    These are great scrabble words, thanks!

  12. Patty permalink
    February 4, 2015 3:52 pm

    Those new words are short and sweet!

  13. February 4, 2015 4:02 pm

    wohoo I knew nr 2

  14. February 4, 2015 8:57 pm

    Yes, great words for Scrabble. Sounds like a really cute book!

  15. February 5, 2015 1:00 am

    I think I need to get that book for the Scrabble games we have around here. I know Dylan would appreciate it 🙂

  16. February 9, 2015 5:03 pm

    I didn’t even bother writing down all the words I encountered in my latest read – I was overwhelmed and most were explained in the next sentence, – not that I will remember them. I do love this meme!

  17. bookingmama permalink
    February 12, 2015 12:40 pm

    These look like my husbands Words With Friends go to list!

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