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Wondrous Words Wednesday

March 8, 2017

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 two new words in FINDERS KEEPERS by Stephen King.

1. nebbish – “For the first time Morris realized consciously that Andy was no intellectual giant eager to join him in an existential act of outlawry but just another nebbish.”

A nebbish is a person, especially a man, who is regarded as pitifully ineffectual, timid, or submissive.


2. moke – “Not that this moke would give a shit, one way or the other.”

A moke is a donkey.


What words do you want to celebrate today?

11 Comments leave one →
  1. bookingmama permalink
    March 8, 2017 7:53 am

    Both are totally new to me but I could see using nebbish!

  2. March 8, 2017 8:40 am

    New to me as well.

  3. March 8, 2017 9:06 am

    I read Finders Keepers and I don’t remember either of these words.

  4. Swati permalink
    March 8, 2017 9:37 am

    Totally new words. I don’t see me using any of these – moke, may be. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Beth Hoffman permalink
    March 8, 2017 10:02 am

    One of my neighbors is a real nebbish … LOL!

  6. March 8, 2017 10:41 am

    It helps to grow up in a Jewish home! But I definitely didn’t know moke.

  7. March 8, 2017 11:11 am

    Both are great words! it will be fun to start using them. Thanks!

  8. March 8, 2017 12:06 pm

    Moke is unusual. I would never have guessed the meaning from the context of the sentence. Good find Kathy.

  9. March 8, 2017 1:26 pm

    Moke is new to me! Have a great Wednesday, Kathy!

  10. March 8, 2017 2:37 pm

    Heard of nebbish,moke was new to me.

  11. March 9, 2017 12:10 pm

    I’ve never heard either of them.

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