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!
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.
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.
3. komatik – “Packing a komatik required skill.”
A komatik is a sledpulled by dogs.
What words do you want to celebrate today?