Wondrous Words Wednesday
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I haven’t been finding a lot of words in my reading lately but I did find one word in THE GIRL WHO SLEPT WITH GOD by Val Brelinski.
1. geosmin – “Outside, it had finally stopped raining, but the dusky air was still damp and heavy with the odor of something her father called geosmin, but which always reminded Jory of the smell of an Indian head nickel collection she kept in a leather coin purse. ”
According to Wikipedia, “geosmin is an organic compound with a distinct earthy flavor and aroma produced by a type of Actinobacteria, and is responsible for the earthy taste of beets. . .” Now I know why beets taste like dirt!
What words do you want to celebrate today?