Wondrous Words Wednesday
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 currently reading A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith for my next book club meeting and have found a few words.
1. sen-sen – “Hildy had brassy blond hair, wore a garnet-colored chiffon bow around her neck, chewed sen-sen, knew all the latest songs and was a good dancer.”
Sen-Sen was a breath freshener advertised as breath perfume in the late 1800s. It was made with licorice, gum arabic, maltodextrin, sugar, and natural and artificial flavors until 2013. I wonder why I’ve never heard of them.
2. katies – “The boys wore straw katies with a cord attached to the brim and the other end to their coat lapel.”
A katie is a type of men’s formal summer hat, generally referred to as a boater.
What words do you want to celebrate today?