Wondrous Words Wednesday
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I’m reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain for my book club and ran across this word.
1. davenport – “He was passed out on the davenport with long dark wool socks stretched over his face and his hat perched on his crossed feet.”
I knew the meaning of davenport because one of my mom’s sisters used to use it. After seeing it several times in this book I became curious about its origin and decided to look it up. A davenport is a sofa. The term came into use because of a series of sofas made by A. H. Davenport and Company. It’s mainly used in the midwest and northern New York. It became so popular that davenport became a genericized trademark. Do you or anyone you know use the word davenport?
What words do you want to celebrate today?