Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Wednesday Memes

ABC Wednesday – The letter H - it brings wonderful words rushing to my head - Hope, Home, Happy, Heart, Humor, Healthy, Help..

And these are things I hope will be predominant in my home - happy smiles all around; good humor in abundance; healthy minds, hearts, and bodies; a helping hand always next to me and my hand extended in help to people around me.
    * Home is where the heart is.
    * Some see a hopeless end, while others see an endless hope.  ~Author Unknown
    * Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be. - Abraham Lincoln
    * The first wealth is health. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
    * Humor is our way of defending ourselves from life's absurdities by thinking absurdly about them. - Lewis Mumford 
Head on to my ‘Healthy in a Hurry’ giveaway (and one more giveaway as well) and Hope you win!

Acrostic Only, Three Word Wednesday (Deviant minuscule trivial)
Minuscule! Not he certainly
Only a butterfly deviant
Trivial! Not he certainly
Hugely – thought he - important

Wondrous Words Wednesday: This weeks words are from books I am reading currently - including Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea, Last Man in Tower, and historical romances.
  • poop 1 n. (also poop deck) the aftermost and highest deck of a ship, esp. in a sailing ship where it typically forms the roof of a cabin in the stern. late Middle English: from Old French pupe, from a variant of Latin puppis 'stern'.
  • Revictualled - v. simple past tense and past participle of revictual. 1. revictual [v] -   1. To victual again; furnish again with provisions.  2. To renew one's stock of provisions.
  • jabot - Jabot (from French jabôt: a bird's crop); alternatively a bird's croup or craw. Originally the term jabot referred to the frilling or ruffles decorating the front of a shirt.[1] It has evolved into a decorative clothing accessory consisting of lace or other fabric falling from the throat, suspended from or attached to a neckband or collar; or simply pinned at the throat.
  • phantasmagoria - Phantasmagoria (About this sound American pronunciation (help·info), also fantasmagorie, fantasmagoria) was a form of theatre which used a modified magic lantern to project frightening images such as skeletons, demons, and ghosts onto walls, smoke, or semi-transparent screens, frequently using rear projection. 
  •  peccadillo Noun:A small, relatively unimportant offense or sin.
  • epistolary - An epistolary novel is a novel written as a series of documents. The usual form is letters, although diary entries, newspaper clippings and other documents are sometimes used. The word epistolary is derived through Latin from the Greek word epistolē, meaning a letter 
  • CREPUSCULAR - 1. Of or like twilight; dim; 2. Zoology Becoming active at twilight or before sunrise, as do bats and certain insects and birds.
  • epaulettes - Epaulettes are fastened to the shoulder by a shoulder strap or "passant", a small strap parallel to the shoulder seam, and the button near the collar, or by laces on the underside of the epaulette passing through holes in the shoulder of the coat.
  • attainder - In English criminal law, attainder or attinctura is the metaphorical 'stain' or 'corruption of blood' which arises from being condemned for a serious capital crime (felony or treason). It entails losing not only one's property and hereditary titles, but typically also the right to pass them on to one's heirs. Both men and women condemned of capital crimes could be attainted.
  • bosky - 1. Having an abundance of bushes, shrubs, or trees: "a bosky park leading to a modest yet majestic plaza" (Jack Beatty). 2. Of or relating to woods.
  • fouillis (French) -    1. mess, confusion, jumble


  1. Cool! I like the way you managed to combine prompts and they work so well.
    Best, M.

    1. Thank you! Combining prompts means I am done with all of them at once:)

  2. Very inspirational H words!

    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. When I see the word Help, I think of the movie The Help, and the Beatles song Help.

  4. Great post for H. I liked it a lot. Carver, ABC Wednesday Team

  5. What a great selection of Wondrous Words you found. I've heard of many of them, but not known the specific meanings you've given. Phantasmagoria is one that particularly stands out. It's a word I've come across before, but didn't know about the theatre style. Very interesting. Pecadillo actually has a slightly different meaning to my understanding of it. I thought it rather more specifically sexual as a term, but the origin as small sin makes sense.

    1. my current reads are bringing me a whole set of new words and am sure I will have more for next week as well .. i loved Phantasmagoria too and the meaning..

  6. Always in the market to learn a new word. Bosky did it for me. Thanks.

  7. I knew a few of those words, but most are new to me. I've heard poop deck plenty but never actually knew what defined the poop deck.

  8. Glad you came and visit my blog! And I'm happy to have found yours! I've learned a couple of new words, today. Will visit often!!

  9. I forgot to mention that I'm an avid reader, too. I often read three books at a time. :))

    1. thank you for visiting.. and i do too (read many books at a time!!)


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