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Wondrous Words Wednesday

June 12, 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!

I’ve found a few words in YOUR SECOND LIFE BEGINS WHEN YOU REALIZE YOU ONLY HAVE ONE by Raphaëlle Giordano.

1. routinitis – “You’re probably suffering from a kind of acute routinitis.”

I thought this might be a made up word and was surprised to learn routinitis is the dulling of joy, creativity, and passion in your individual life and is suffered by those who feel caught in a life of routine. 

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2. caryatid – “A caryatid seemed to look askance at me as I went in through a big doorway and reached a luxurious vestible.”

A caryatid is a stone carving of a draped female figure, used as a pillar to support the entablature of a Greek or Greek-style building. 

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. Mae Sander permalink
    June 12, 2019 7:01 am

    Caryatids featured in my Greek Art class in college, so I know that one! My Wednesday this week is Wordless. I’ll fight that routinitis! (My spell checker doesn’t think it’s a word, btw).

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  2. Lloyd Russell permalink
    June 12, 2019 9:25 am

    Guessed Routinitis. No clue with Caryatid.

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

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  3. June 12, 2019 9:36 am

    Oh I certainly know some people who are experts when it comes down to routinitis. Great word thought like you I would have thought it was ‘made up’.

  4. June 12, 2019 9:55 am

    Didn’t know routinitis is a word but I guessed correctly.

  5. June 12, 2019 10:38 am

    I once went off on a tangent doing all this research on why women were used to hold up buildings but all I could find was that they were always holding up bowls of fruit on their heads or whatever so why not buildings! But I suspect my googling wasn’t up to academic standards, LOL

  6. June 12, 2019 11:42 am

    Hi Kathy,

    An interesting, if slightly cheesy storyline to your featured book, although it did throw up a couple of new to me words!

    I was even more intrigued on reading this line from the premise …

    “I’m a routinologist.”

    The only reference I could find to either this, or your word routinitis, was on the page of a Hong Kong based life coach, who seems to have invented his own style of coaching, known as ‘routinology’.

    I’m not too sure how confident I would be in becoming one of his clients – but then I fear that’s because I can relate quite closely to Samuel’s definition of someone suffering from routinitis, so I might well try out the word on a few of my friends and family!

    Now, caryatids is a much more interesting word to check out, so thanks for sharing and hosting this week 🙂

    Yvonne
    xx

  7. June 12, 2019 4:09 pm

    I have read the second, but could not remember what it meant

  8. June 13, 2019 8:26 am

    It does still sound like someone made up that word and then it caught on.

  9. bookingmama permalink
    June 18, 2019 8:25 pm

    So routinitis is exactly what it sounds like! I had no idea those statues had a name!

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