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 found two words in Keep Me Posted by Lisa Beazley.
1. turophile – “The timing was perfect because I’d spent the morning being annoyed with Leo, who had reminded me he would be spending most of the coming weekend in a “boot camp” for turophiles at Murray’s Cheese, which meant the boys and I would be on our own, just like every other day.”
This word was pretty much defined in the sentence but I looked it up to be sure. A turophile is a connoisseur of cheese : a cheese fancier. I’m certainly no connoisseur but I do love cheese.
2. gravlax – “Terms like “relish tray,” and “gravlax” had me on the phone to friends’ mothers every week.”
Once I looked this up, I realized I’ve seen it before – maybe on someone’s else’s WWW post?. Gravlax is a Nordic dish made of raw salmon, cured in salt, vinegar, and dill.
What words do you want to celebrate today?