Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Wondrous Words Wednesday 4/20/16

Kathy at Bermuda Onion hosts Wondrous Words Wednesday. A chance to highlight words you find while reading or occasionally by listening. Share your words then link up with Kathy's blog so we can all learn a new wondrous word.

Again, a word from Bossypants by Tina Fey. 

carrageenan:   noun -   a colloid extracted from various red algae (as Irish moss) and used especially as a stabilizing or thickening agent

They have endless time to fill, but viewers get kind of "bummed out" if they supply actual information about wars and stuff, so "Media Portrayal of Sarah Palin" and SNL and I became the carrageenan in America's news nuggets for several weeks.

Then from The Chili Queen by Sandra Dallas

husbanded:  (husband as a verb)   to carefully use or manage something, as a resource

transitive verb: to manage prudently and economically,

"Afterward, he told her he wasn't looking for a place to stay at all, since he had little money and he husbanded it."

dishabille: noun

the state of being dressed in a casual or careless style
archiac:   negligee.

" She thought for a moment about remaining in dishabille for John's return, for she was curiously aroused."

Did you find any wondrous word this week?

Stay Busy and Stay Happy


  1. I'm not sure how I missed carageenan. I like how she uses it in that sentence. All good ones today.

  2. dishabille is such a handy word in this day & age!

    My words this week are colours - pretty ones, at that

  3. I knew husbanded but the other two are new to me. Dishabille describes me perfectly.