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Wondrous Words Wednesday

April 8, 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!

My first word came from We Can Work it Out by Elizabeth Eulberg.

1. macking – “’I’m trying to understand what I saw, because it looked like you were macking hard on Bruce.’”

According to, macking means to flirt or make sexual advances toward someone.


My second word came from The Kind Worth Killing by Peter Swanson.

2. anon – “’I’ll be with you anon, my Juliet,’ he said and flicked his cigarette in a high arc.”

The first thing that popped into my head was anonymous but knew that didn’t fit.  I discovered anon can also mean at once: immediately.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

15 Comments leave one →
  1. April 8, 2015 8:34 am

    I knew anon but not making 🙂

  2. April 8, 2015 8:35 am

    autocorrect doesn’t know macking either, ha.

  3. April 8, 2015 8:52 am

    I eagerly await your review of the book by Elizabeth Eulberg; I didn’t much like her previous one!

  4. April 8, 2015 9:50 am

    Interesting words. In my day (back in the ’60s), “macking” meant a lot of kissing. And I always thought “anon” meant soon, not immediately. So close, and yet…

  5. Beth Hoffman permalink
    April 8, 2015 10:08 am

    Macking is new to me. Happy Wednesday, Kathy!

  6. April 8, 2015 12:05 pm

    I’ve read anon in books before, but never bothered to research. Thanks for clearing that up. Macking sounds like something my teenagers would use. Must ask…

  7. April 8, 2015 12:14 pm

    Both are new to me, but macking does sound like a word teens would use.

  8. April 8, 2015 3:25 pm

    I think Llyod Russell and I learned those two words in the same era. I recall macking meaning kissing too. As for anon, I was thinking it meant “as soon as I can.

  9. April 8, 2015 3:28 pm

    Never heard of these, thanks for sharing them.

  10. April 8, 2015 3:36 pm

    Wohoo knew the first one

  11. Patty permalink
    April 8, 2015 6:18 pm

    Lucy and Roxie mack on me all of the time!

  12. bookingmama permalink
    April 8, 2015 8:15 pm

    Wouldn’t Booking Daughter be surprised if I asked if she were “macking”?

  13. April 9, 2015 12:09 am

    I see “macking” and I think, oh, someone forgot the “s” … couldn’t be more wrong, could I? 🙂

  14. April 9, 2015 4:09 pm

    Both of these are new to me! I only knew anon as an abbreviation for anonymous.
    Although I am a day late, my word of the day (from yesterday) is scupper, which means to defeat or put an end to.

  15. Priscilla Schmidt permalink
    April 17, 2015 2:18 pm

    If I remember right from reading Patrick O’Brian’s “Master and Commander”, the scuppers of a ship are like the gutters where storm water flows off the deck. If someone or something “lands in the scupper”, I guess that would be Suko’s meaning.

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