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Wondrous Words Wednesday

November 27, 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!

These words are from my Word Genius email and I think they’re a lot of fun!

1. spoonerism – “He was so nervous to give his speech that he started out with the spoonerism, “Welcome, fear dends.””

A spoonerism is a transposition of the initial letters of two words or an error in speech that swaps two syllables between two words.

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2. nabob –  “He was such a nabob that he was invited to every fundraiser and charity event in town.”

A nabob is a very wealthy and powerful person.

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3. brobdingnagian –  “There was no way the Brobdingnagian bouquet of flowers was going to fit on her tiny desk.”

Brobdingnagian means of gigantic size or of or relating to the fictional land of Brobdingnag.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. November 27, 2019 6:00 am

    I occasionally speak a spoonerism, heard of nabob and had no idea on Brobdingnagian. 🙂

  2. November 27, 2019 6:57 am

    Definitely fun set of words today!

  3. Lloyd Russell permalink
    November 27, 2019 10:07 am

    I’m giving myself 50%. Didn’t know spoonerism. Did know Brobdingnagian. Mostly knew nabob. P.S. After I put in my website, I still got a URL with an arrow. I wasn’t able to Comment because my website didn’t register.

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Nov 27, 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. ” >

  4. Carol Evans permalink
    November 27, 2019 10:30 am

    All new to me. I think I could actually use nabob.

  5. November 27, 2019 2:35 pm

    Excellent words! I’d forgotten the meaning of spoonerism, but will ropefully hemember it now.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Kathy!

  6. November 27, 2019 3:14 pm

    I have heard nabob )

  7. November 29, 2019 6:59 pm

    I just heard about a new book about words that sounds very interesting. It’s called In Other Words by Christopher J. Moore. I’m looking forward to reading it.

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