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Wondrous Words Wednesday

September 30, 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!

I’m clearly not reading the right books because I had turn to my Word-a-Day calendar again this week.

1. meshuggener – “Our Uncle’s always been a bit of a meshuggener, but despite the fact that his crazy business schemes never seem to work out, he remains cheerfully optimistic.”

Meshuggener has Yiddish roots and means a foolish or crazy person.


2. psephology – “Erin is a political science major with a particular interest in psephology.”

Psephology is the scientific study of elections.


3. netroots – “Inarguably, it was the campaigning by the netroots that helped the senator get elected.”

Netroots is the grassroots political activists who communicate via the Internet.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

16 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2015 5:33 am

    Actually I could see how all three of these words could be related to each other! :–)

  2. September 30, 2015 7:20 am

    I just read 2 books full of Yiddish, which I plan on using soon. There are so many Yiddish words that are part of daily speech for everyone.

  3. September 30, 2015 9:27 am

    Being Jewish, #1 was easy. Never heard of the other 2, although I could have guessed at #3 if I had thought for a minute.

  4. September 30, 2015 9:30 am

    All were new to me. Isn’t is interesting all the new words that have been developed or just happened since the internet became so much a part of all our lives?

  5. September 30, 2015 10:04 am

    You always find the best words in your reading. 🙂

    Have a good Wednesday.


  6. September 30, 2015 10:21 am

    Great words! Oddly enough, I know meshuggener from a Lion King movie. lol

  7. Beth Hoffman permalink
    September 30, 2015 11:30 am

    When I was a teen meshuggener was one of my favorite words, but when I wrote it, I always used the variation meshuggana. I used to tell my little brother that he was meshuggana and he thought it was a term of endearment. lol

  8. September 30, 2015 12:31 pm

    I LOVE meshaggener and know a few crazy people I could apply that word to! Can’t wait to see my kids faces when I use it. Thanks Kathy!

  9. September 30, 2015 1:08 pm

    I love meshuggener too. All three of your words seem as if they came from the same book – all abut politics.

  10. Patty permalink
    September 30, 2015 1:10 pm

    Those are complicated words.

  11. September 30, 2015 2:44 pm

    Excellent words from your calendar!

  12. September 30, 2015 3:23 pm

    I’ve only heard of #1 though I didn’t know the exact meaning. #2 and #3 are both new to me!

  13. September 30, 2015 3:39 pm

    Great words , enjoyed them.

  14. September 30, 2015 4:00 pm

    Wohoo, knew nr 1

  15. bookingmama permalink
    October 5, 2015 2:43 pm

    Only knew the first one. I think netroots is interesting though.

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