Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday - January 6, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy aka Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.

FIFTEEN by Beverly Cleary

dirndl - Her dirndl and peasant blouse wouldn't do either. (p. 41)

dirndl: a full, gathered skirt attached to a waistband or hip yoke.

THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson

gallimaufry - Every family had a few skeletons in their cupboards, but the Vanger family had an entire gallimaufry of them. (p.183)

gallimaufry: a hodgepodge; jumble; confused medley.

What new words did you discover this week?

6 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I can tell I'm older than you, because I know exactly what a dirndl skirt is. Gallimaufry on the other hand, is totally new to me. I'm not sure I could even pronounce it. Thanks for playing along.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Dirndl skirts were very popular in the 1950s. (I'm older than you too.) Thinking of those skirts was a fun memory. Thanks.

Jenny Girl said...

I am so finding a way to work gallimaufry into a conversation today :)

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Both of your words are fun to say! I need a gallimaufry of dirndls!

The Westie Loving Therapist said...

Hearing the definition of a drindle skirt made me want to go look for an image. I am curious if they are level at the bottom.

I love the word gullimaufry and plan to use it soon.

Here are my words...http://westietherapy.blogspot.com/2010/01/wondrous-words-duty-and-desire.html

Caroline Starr Rose said...

Hi Julie,
Stop by my blog tomorrow. I'll have a little something for you there...
Caroline