Wondrous Words Wednesday — 9 Comments

  1. Hi Joy,

    There is a whole plethora of these obscure ‘Olde English’ words and whilst they are great for a bit of fun, or as a jaw dropping throwaway word in a conversation, I am so glad that we don’t use them any more.

    Having said that, some of the modern day words and meanings, such as those found in the Urban Dictionary, can also leave me cold and often pretty disgusted.

    Funnily enough, I came across your word just a few weeks ago and had to look it up, as I had no idea what it meant!


  2. I think you ate right about the King’s intentions. I guess we do that even now. Throw someone a bone to sort of keep them happy (!)

  3. Great word and no doubt an attempt at appeasing a possible foe. Don’t we even see that in politics when a candidate chooses a running mate who is obviously meant to either balance out the primary candidate or draw in a demographic group that the main candidate would not otherwise inspire to vote? Or am I being skeptical about politics again?

  4. Joy,

    I love the way you’re bringing me back to the basics or writing on your site! It is, after all, about words, and about reading. Thanks for what you’re doing here.

    Congratulations! I’m nominating you for a Liebster Blog Award! Please go to my post to find out details (there are a few rules for passing it on):

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