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Wondrous Words Wednesday

July 31, 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 found a new work on Twitter this week.

1. dzud – “The 2009-2010 dzud alone killed 22% of the livestock in Mongolia . . .”

A zud or dzud is a Mongolian term for a severe winter in which large number of livestock die, primarily due to starvation due to being unable to graze, in other cases directly from the cold.  This disaster only occurs in Mongolia.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. July 31, 2019 4:48 am

    I did not know that

  2. Lloyd Russell permalink
    July 31, 2019 9:50 am

    Uh, nope.

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Jul 31, 2019 at 12:02 AM Bermudaonion’s Weblog wrote:

    > BermudaOnion posted: ” 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. ” >

  3. July 31, 2019 11:32 am

    New to me!

  4. July 31, 2019 2:29 pm

    Wow! A word for a specific disaster with a specific outcome and applicable to only one country. I’d love to trace the etymology of dzud!

  5. July 31, 2019 4:01 pm

    This term is new to me as well! It’s a sad situation for sure.

  6. Carol Evans permalink
    August 1, 2019 11:30 am

    Definitely a new word for me.

  7. August 1, 2019 12:43 pm

    I never heard of this before either.

  8. August 3, 2019 8:38 am

    I wonder if other cultures have disaster terms that are culture-specific.

  9. bookingmama permalink
    August 16, 2019 11:51 am

    Well that’s a depressing word…

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