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Wondrous Words Wednesday

May 8, 2019

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!

This week’s phrase is from an advanced copy THE SUMMER GUESTS by Mary Alice Monroe

1. flehmen response – “His nose was high in the air, doing the flehmen response.”

The flehmen response is a behavior in which an animal curls back its upper lip exposing its front teeth, inhales with the nostrils usually closed, and then often holds this position for several seconds.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. May 8, 2019 6:55 am

    Well, there we go, another new word I’ve learnt. I had always thought of this as the animal snickering now I know otherwise.

  2. Lloyd Russell permalink
    May 8, 2019 9:25 am

    Uh…that would be a resounding NO CLUE!

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, May 8, 2019 at 12:01 AM Bermudaonion’s Weblog wrote:

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  3. May 8, 2019 10:43 am

    I have actually heard of that but I wonder why horses do it…

  4. May 8, 2019 11:14 am

    Like Patty, I’m wondering what causes a horse to do that!

  5. May 8, 2019 12:18 pm

    I’ve seen a dog do that, but I didn’t know it had a special name!

  6. May 8, 2019 4:20 pm

    I’ve seen a variety of animals do that but never knew what it was called.

  7. May 9, 2019 2:37 pm

    Wow! Great, new-to-me word!

  8. May 9, 2019 2:52 pm

    New to me 😉

  9. May 11, 2019 8:25 am

    I love that! Never knew the name for it, but what a great phrase to have for future reference!

  10. May 15, 2019 6:10 pm

    I’ve seen that but I had no idea that there was a name for it.

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