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Wondrous Words Wednesday

January 3, 2018

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 several new to me words in National Geographic Kids BET YOU DIDN’T KNOW! many of which are explained in the sentences that contain them.

1. tsundoku – “In Japanese, the word tsundoku refers to buying books that you don’t actually read.”

Even though this isn’t an English word, I decided to include it since I can totally relate to it.

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2. snirt – “‘Snirt’ is slang for snow combined with dirt.”

Snow generally doesn’t stick around for long down here so I wasn’t familiar with this word.

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3. drupe – “Maybe the most interesting is that there’s a third category of nuts called drupes.”

A drupe is a fleshy fruit with thin skin and a central stone containing the seed such as a plum, cherry, almond, or olive.  I’m a big fan of drupes!

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

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10 Comments leave one →
  1. January 3, 2018 7:08 am

    Definitely guilty of tsundoku…

  2. January 3, 2018 10:22 am

    Is really such a thing a books you don’t need? LOL It must be a universal language.

  3. January 3, 2018 10:36 am

    I had no clue on any of them! But it’s interesting that Tsundoku is 1 letter (I think) different from the popular game. I like the definition, though.

  4. January 3, 2018 12:35 pm

    LOL…I like SNIRT!!

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Patty permalink
    January 3, 2018 3:22 pm

    These are tricky words!

  6. January 3, 2018 3:23 pm

    I can relate to the word tsundoku too.
    I saw a lot of snirt when I lived in Ohio.
    I’m a big fan of drupes too.

  7. January 3, 2018 3:25 pm

    Great words this week!!! All new to me.

  8. January 4, 2018 6:45 am

    Love these words! Especially tsundoku!

  9. holdenj permalink
    January 4, 2018 6:16 pm

    Hmm, sure am guilty of number 1! And I live in Minnesota, and don’t use snirt in everyday conversation.

  10. bookingmama permalink
    January 8, 2018 8:00 am

    I should definitely make an effort to remember tsundoku! I can relate to smirt. We have some now!

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