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Wondrous Words Wednesday

September 25, 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 words are from THE LATE BLOOMERS’ CLUB by Louise Miller.

1. bodhistattva – “‘You’re going to be reincarnated as a bodhisattva.'”

In Buddhism, a bodhistattva is a person who is able to reach nirvana but delays doing so out of compassion in order to save suffering beings.    

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2. blett a medlar – “‘I remember that orchard,’ some old-timer called, and the room broke into dozens of conversations about apples that tasted like pears and the best way to blett a medlar.”

Medlars are ornamental, flowering trees with pretty blossom, good autumn color and fruits which are edible.  They’re generally rock hard and have to be softened.  Place them on a shallow plate. Leave them at cool room temperature until they’re brown and are soft to the touch. They are then ready to cook and can be used in jellies and desserts.  Have you ever tasted a medlar?

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

9 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2019 8:41 am

    This book is on my “want to read” list. Interesting and new to me words!

  2. Lloyd Russell permalink
    September 25, 2019 9:10 am

    That was a resounding 0-2!

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Sep 25, 2019 at 12:00 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. Mae Sander permalink
    September 25, 2019 9:27 am

    In Japan, we saw many statues of bodhistattvas, which were beautiful and inspiring. I especially like the one named Avalokiteshvara who is known for compassion. Great word!

    In Shakespeare’s time, medlars were more common, and he included a couple of off-color references to them. Evidently their shape was suggestive, at least to the playwrights of that era.

    My wordy Wednesday is a little different this week!

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  4. Felicity Grace terry permalink
    September 25, 2019 11:34 am

    Of the two it is only the second I hadn’t hear.

    Now, how to work blett a medlar into a conversation

  5. September 25, 2019 3:47 pm

    I know if the first, but had forgotten the meaning

  6. September 25, 2019 4:54 pm

    GREAT WORDS this week!

  7. September 25, 2019 5:43 pm

    Didn’t know either, but I love the way the words sound.

  8. September 25, 2019 8:20 pm

    Certainly sounds like an interesting book!

  9. bookingmama permalink
    October 28, 2019 8:10 pm

    Not only haven’t I tasted a medlar, I’ve never even heard of it.

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