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 a couple words in Heat and Light by Jennifer Haigh.
1. koan – “All in the service of the equation, the wordless sentence, the numeric koan in the secret language of God.”
A koan is a paradoxical riddle, used in Zen Buddhism, to demonstrate the inadequacy of logical reasoning.
2. apocrine – “In the control room men crowd in shoulder to shoulder, aftershave and coffee breath and sharp apocrine sweat, one another’s personal smells.”
Apocrine means of or relating to certain glands whose secretions are acted upon by bacteria to produce the characteristic odor of perspiration.
What words do you want to celebrate today?