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Wondrous Words Wednesday

January 17, 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 a few words in BEST DAY EVER by Kaira Rouda

1. mercaptan – “I pull out the stove, find the hose connecting the appliance to the gas line and easily cut through it, smiling when the familiar mercaptan chemical scent begins to fill the room.”

Mercaptan is any of a class of organic compounds of sulfur.  It’s added to odorless natural gas to give it a smell.  I knew that something was added to natural gas but never knew what.


2. chelation – “I’m almost finished with the dialysis treatments, bowel cleansing and IV chelation.”

Chelation is a method of removing certain heavy metals from the bloodstream..


What words do you want to celebrate today?

15 Comments leave one →
  1. January 17, 2018 9:34 am

    Good words! The story of why they started adding that characteristic odor to normally odorless natural gas is pretty amazing. I continued my Wordless Wednesday thing today too, here:

    best… mae at

  2. January 17, 2018 9:48 am

    Not familiar with either!

  3. January 17, 2018 10:27 am

    I knew chelation, the other word was new to me.

  4. January 17, 2018 12:13 pm

    The first one sounds like something sinister is going to happen.

    Thanks for sharing.

  5. January 17, 2018 12:46 pm

    Very interesting words today. It makes me think the book is also interesting.

  6. January 17, 2018 2:24 pm

    I knew chelation (or at least chelated), but not the first word. I hope you’re enjoying Best Day Ever!

  7. January 17, 2018 2:27 pm

    Two new ones for me.

  8. January 17, 2018 2:32 pm

    Both are interesting words, and new to me.

  9. Patty permalink
    January 17, 2018 7:05 pm

    These were in Best Day Ever? This is why I can’t remember new words! I don’t pay enough attention to them!

  10. January 18, 2018 7:02 am

    Thanks for sharing. They’re new to me. Oh this meme is great. ❤️😁👍🏻

  11. Jackie permalink
    January 18, 2018 10:21 am

    Not words you come across too often!

  12. January 18, 2018 12:33 pm

    I did not know any of those words but was especially happy to learn “chelation” since I have an interest in body cleansing and detoxifying. Thanks for sharing!

  13. January 18, 2018 9:07 pm

    I once went to a new-agey kind of doctor who was obsessed with chelation.

  14. January 19, 2018 6:41 am

    I knew about that odor they add too but never thought about the name!

  15. January 19, 2018 10:15 pm

    Chelation is big in autism circles.

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