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Wondrous Words Wednesday

December 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 found a few more words in The Third Wife by Lisa Jewell.

1. wodge – “Caroline appeared at the door of the sitting room a moment later holding a writhing dog and a wodge of mail, looking entirely like a woman who’d been having sex for thirty-six hours.”

Wodge means a large piece of something or a large amount of something.


2. affogato – “Adrian ordered a plate of fresh fruit and an affogato.”

From the context, I could tell this was some kind of food.  An affogato is a coffee based dessert, usually something like a scoop of ice cream with a shot of espresso.


3. schtum – “Someone’s probably keeping schtum.”

Schtum means silent, non-communicative.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. December 30, 2015 4:08 am

    I knew the third, but only cos it’s Stum here

  2. December 30, 2015 7:01 am

    All new to me!

  3. December 30, 2015 9:50 am

    didn’t know “wodge.” Knew “affagatto” was a dessert, but not the ingredients. And didn’t know “schtum,” although it looks to be Yiddish, which I grew up on. Never heard that one, though.

  4. December 30, 2015 10:10 am

    Now I want an affogato….

  5. Patty permalink
    December 30, 2015 11:35 am

    Wow…I would have to write these on my hand in order to use them.

  6. December 30, 2015 12:04 pm

    Your words are new to me, Kathy!

  7. December 30, 2015 1:33 pm

    Three very interesting words. All were new to me. I might be able to use “wodge” in my everyday vocabulary because I sometimes say I have a huge wad of something. ps: Grammarly does not that word! heehee!

  8. December 30, 2015 1:33 pm

    edit: Grammarly does not like or know that word!

  9. December 30, 2015 2:57 pm

    All new one’s for me .

  10. December 31, 2015 6:18 am

    I like schtum. I will have to remember that one.

  11. December 31, 2015 11:37 am

    I’ve heard of affogato. Italians invent the best desserts!

  12. bookingmama permalink
    January 1, 2016 7:53 pm

    I remember one or two of those but, of course, I forgot the meanings!

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