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Wondrous Words Wednesday

September 28, 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!

My first word came from Burn by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge.

1. narcocorrido – “The whole way back up the 101 to Laurel Canyon, I listened to the Mexican driver behind the wheel play a type of music called narcocorrido.”

Narco-cocorrido is a subgenre of the Mexican norteño-corrido music genre, a traditional folk music from northern Mexico.  You can go on YouTube and listen to examples of this.

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I found two words in Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man by Mark Kurlansky.

2. coper – “The North Sea fishermen of the time were being exploited by copers, floating entertainment centers providing alcohol and tobacco at exorbitant prices.”

Even though coper was defined in the sentence, I decided to look it up.  My dictionary defines a coper as a horse trader, especially a dishonest one but YourDictionary.com says that it means, “a floating grog shop supplying the North Sea fishing industry” in the UK.
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3. komatik – “Packing a komatik required skill.”

A komatik is a sled made by binding crossbars to wooden runners with rawhide, pulled by dogs.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 28, 2016 6:05 am

    Hah, I’ve been to a “coper” and didn’t even know it. We have such a place (or sort of such a place) in the middle of a nearby river. I suppose one could even use the word to describe those swim-up bars in resorts (alas, never been to one of those resorts)

  2. September 28, 2016 9:24 am

    0-3 – not even close.

  3. September 28, 2016 10:50 am

    Not a one!

  4. Beth Hoffman permalink
    September 28, 2016 11:06 am

    Big fat zero for me! LOL

  5. September 28, 2016 12:53 pm

    Nope, nope, and nope.

  6. September 28, 2016 2:17 pm

    Interesting new words.

  7. bookingmama permalink
    September 28, 2016 6:12 pm

    I’m 0 for 3 this week. Not that I thought I’d know any word concerning Mexican music.

  8. September 28, 2016 9:53 pm

    All your words are very interesting this week. Sorry to be so late in posting my Wondrous Words link this week. I had a simple medical procedure that took all day. I happy to be back on line.

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