Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday - October 27, 2010

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.

BURY YOUR DEAD by Louise Penny

coelacanth - "Like what grasses grow on Rum Island, and when the last coelacanth was caught."  (p. 64)

coelacanth: a crossopterygian fish, Latimeria chalumnae,  thought to have been extinct since the Cretaceous Period but found in 1938 off the coast of southern Africa.

What new words did you discover this week?

3 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I doubt I'll ever figure out a way to slip that word into a conversation. Thanks for participating!

marthalama said...

When I was in High School I had a science teacher who was obsessed with the coelacanth. I agree with Kathy, I have no idea how you would use it in a sentence unless the sentence was about a coelacanth.

marthalama said...

I forgot to add a link to my words for today.

Here you go:
http://marthalama.wordpress.com/