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Wondrous Words Wednesday

January 20, 2016

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 couple words in Carrying Albert Home by Homer Hickam.

1. imprecation – “Before Malcolm could reply, if he had a reply, the strikers stumbled to a halt, their cries winding down to mumbled imprecations.”

An imprecation is a spoken curse.


2. manjack – “Every manjack one of them went off to get drunk.”

A manjack is an individual man.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

12 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2016 9:18 am

    Thought I knew imprecation. I was wrong. Didn’t know manjack.

  2. January 20, 2016 9:50 am

    Both were new to me. I have been known to mumble a few imprecations in my day. Only rarely though!

  3. January 20, 2016 10:03 am

    Manjack is a good one! 🙂 Kathy, I hope to post a WWW one of these Wenesdays. It is a favorite meme of mine. 🙂

  4. January 20, 2016 11:14 am

    Manjack made me laugh out loud!

  5. January 20, 2016 11:25 am

    I never heard manjack before, but I like it!

  6. January 20, 2016 11:29 am

    Both are new to me.

  7. January 20, 2016 11:30 am

    I have never heard of either one!

  8. January 20, 2016 12:31 pm

    Both words are new to me. I find manjack interesting although the automatic corrector thinks I mean maniac.

  9. January 20, 2016 3:23 pm

    Both new to me also.

  10. January 20, 2016 4:05 pm

    Both new to me too, I really like maniack! Where did you read that one?

  11. Patty permalink
    January 20, 2016 9:15 pm

    Very interesting!

  12. bookingmama permalink
    January 26, 2016 9:41 am

    Both are new to me!!!

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