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Wondrous Words Wednesday

September 20, 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-to-me words in DROP DEAD HEALTHY by A. J. Jacobs.

1. logy – “Less logy, more energetic.”

This is one of those words I feel like I should have known but couldn’t define accurately.  Logy means dull and heavy in motion or thought; sluggish.

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2. steatopygic – “She says she feels like Mrs. DeLauria, her sixth-grade teacher, who was famous for her steatopygic figure.”

Steatopygic means extreme accumulation of fat on and about the buttocks, especially of women.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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11 Comments leave one →
  1. Patty permalink
    September 20, 2017 6:54 am

    Whoa…I don’t want to be any of those! I need to increase my walking time from 35 to 40 minutes.

  2. bookingmama permalink
    September 20, 2017 8:55 am

    Steatopygic is such an unusual word. Here’s to hoping no one ever uses that one to describe me!

  3. September 20, 2017 9:41 am

    I’m quite satisfied with 50%.

  4. September 20, 2017 10:48 am

    Hah, we were just using steatopygic yesterday while people watching, LOL. That doesn’t describe me I don’t think but logy certainly does!

  5. September 20, 2017 11:21 am

    Yowza, what a word that second is. And it instantly took me back to grade school where it seemed every cateteria worker represented.

  6. September 20, 2017 12:16 pm

    After reading the definition of logy I feel like I should have known it.
    I don’t think I’ve ever heard of steatopygic .

  7. September 20, 2017 12:40 pm

    Actually, I like logy. It sounds a bit mored up to say “I’m feeling logy today” than to say “I’m feeling dull.” Even the tone of my voice changes. I’m adding this one to my vocabulary.

  8. September 20, 2017 2:10 pm

    Both words are new to me too.

  9. September 20, 2017 2:38 pm

    Two new words for me.

  10. September 20, 2017 4:47 pm

    Logy seems like a word I’d read in a British novel.

  11. September 21, 2017 2:07 pm

    I better watch myself! I don’t want to get steatopygic!

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