Elisor and Galluses #WondrousWordsWednesday — 13 Comments

  1. Both words are new to me. I live near Lake County, Florida and have never heard anyone use the word galluses. Must have stopped using it before I moved to the area.

  2. Both new to me- sounds like an interesting book! Race relations always intrigue me. I like the blog update. I’ve changed my design as well when I heard Weaver II was losing its support. What theme is this?

    • The theme is called Twenty Fourteen. I want to make some changes to the colors (but it’s not as obvious how to do it as it was with 2010 Weaver) and rescue some sidebar items that went missing when I updated. What theme are you using?

      • I’m using Graphy. It’s not perfect… I don’t like how the featured image for each post shows up at the beginning of my posts, or that my header gets lost once you leave the home page, but I do like the open feeling of it. I’m not sure if the serif font is a good thing… but will stick with it for now.

  3. Those are two interesting words. For some reason, galluses brings back childhood memories of relatives calling each other galluses. I’m not sure what they meant exactly, but at the time I thought they meant “idiot or dummy.”

  4. I’ve heard the word “galluses” on t.v. Used for suspenders. I didn’t relate it to gallows and lynchings. Thank you for the book title. I really like the theme of your book club. The recommended titles are good too. How does a person become a member? Is it just for BEA?

    • Our book club meets in real space and time! If you live in the St. Louis area, we’d love to have you! But, I’m guessing that if you did we’d have hooked up by now.

  5. Good catch on the galluses/gallows! I’ve seen the word before, but if it wasn’t in context I’d never know it.And I’ve never heard of elisor, at first I thought it said elsinor.

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