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Wondrous Words Wednesday

March 4, 2020

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 two more words in WHERE HAVE ALL THE BOYS GONE by Jenny Colgan.

1. trews – “‘Ladies!’ said Craig the Vet, looking redfaced and bluff in a pair of dark blue tartan trews and a waistcoat.”

Trews are close-fitting tartan trousers worn by certain Scottish regiments.

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2. sporran – “Ian unfastened his sporran and pulled out a piece of paper.'”

A sporran is a traditional part of male Scottish Highland dress and is a pouch that performs the same function as pockets on the pocketless kilt.

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What words do you want to celebrate today?

10 Comments leave one →
  1. March 4, 2020 5:41 am

    I laughed out loud many times while reading this book. I love British slang too – so many fun words!

    • March 7, 2020 6:29 pm

      Interesting. I have been avoiding this book but you may have swayed me.

  2. March 4, 2020 6:30 am

    Haven’t read this but I always learn interesting words from a Colgan novel 🙂

  3. Mae Sander permalink
    March 4, 2020 7:42 am

    Books about Scotland and their quaint clothing and habits always yield a few great and entertaining new vocabulary words! Men in skirts need purses!

    My Wordy Wednesday post has a bit of food history today.

    best… mae at maefood.blogspot.com

  4. Lloyd Russell permalink
    March 4, 2020 9:28 am

    Uh…no!

    Lloyd (408) 348-4849

    On Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 12:01 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. ” >

  5. Felicity Grace terry permalink
    March 4, 2020 11:54 am

    Loving this Scottish themed WWW. I knew what a sporran was but not trews.

  6. March 4, 2020 2:29 pm

    Didn’t know either

  7. March 4, 2020 4:03 pm

    I knew both! I read a lot of highlander romance

  8. March 4, 2020 6:52 pm

    Both new to me!!

  9. March 4, 2020 9:43 pm

    When I say these words aloud, they sound Scottish.

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