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Wondrous Words Wednesday

November 21, 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 new to me words in an advance copy TONY’S WIFE by Adriana Trigiani.

1. jadrools – “Not the butcher or the tailor or the trucker, none of these Jersey jadrools, but someone else, and you wanted him more than show business?”

Jadrool is slang (particularly among Italian Americans) for a loser or a bum.

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2. bobeche – “A simple crystal bobeche chandelier hung from the ceiling, throwing prisms of light onto the white marble floor veined in gold.”

A bobeche is a usually glass collar on a candle socket to catch drippings or on a candlestick or chandelier to hold suspended glass prisms.  I’ve seen plenty of these but never thought about what they’re called.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. November 21, 2018 5:55 am

    Now I know the word for the ‘drips catcher’ 🙂

  2. November 21, 2018 8:16 am

    Now I know two more words I have never heard of before…ever! Happy Thanksgiving!

  3. November 21, 2018 9:40 am

    Two new-to-me words. I love that. Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. November 21, 2018 10:10 am

    A very solid 0-2!

  5. November 21, 2018 12:58 pm

    Jadrools is new to me too. Not sure anyone would like me to use it on them. lol

  6. Beth Hoffman permalink
    November 21, 2018 2:13 pm

    I’ve never heard of the word jadrool(s); it made me laugh and now I want to use it…LOL!

  7. November 21, 2018 2:51 pm

    Those are sure new to me

  8. November 21, 2018 3:53 pm

    Bobeche is a pretty word. Happy Thanksgiving, Kathy!

  9. November 21, 2018 5:07 pm

    I learned two new words today!

  10. bookingmama permalink
    November 27, 2018 8:13 am

    I knew jadrool!!! Probably from my Italian grandmother, but I had no idea what a bobeche was.

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