One more post for Wednesday as my book review post for Wednesday was a long one where I reviewed the Princess Recovery Program – you can see it here – for parents who want to figure out how to balance the princess effect to raise smart, independent, strong ‘knightesses’ instead.
Christmas time – Scarecrow, Lion
Accordingly festive candlelight roads
Nevertheless let us move
Dorothy waits for us
Let not her belief
Ever be rumpled Whatsoever
Note about the photo here: This was taken outside the theater at my
daughter’s preschools’ ‘Wizard of Oz’ performance a couple of years ago
(and you can see my son partly)
Kathy over at Bermudaonion’s Weblog hosts Wondrous Words Wednesday.
If you come across a word (or two) while reading that is new to
you and would like to share your new knowledge, then hop over to
Kathy’s place and link up!
Either I have not been paying attention to the words when I am reading too closely, or somehow I am reading books with words I understand all the time. So today for WWW, (and also because I was participating in ABC Wednesday where letter is W, got the idea to look for difficult words with W and there is a website for that! – so the words today begin with W and are from the Dictionary of Difficult Words)
wampum – Wampum are traditional, sacred shell beads of the Eastern Woodlands tribes of the indigenous people of North America. Wampum include the white shell beads fashioned from the North Atlantic channeled whelk shell; and the white and purple beads made from the quahog, or Western North Atlantic hard-shelled clam.
Woven belts of wampum have been created to commemorate treaties or
historical events, and for exchange in personal social transactions,
such as marriages. In colonial North America, European colonists often used wampum as currency for trading with Native Americans.
The term “wampum” is a shortening of the earlier word “wampumpeag”, which is derived from the Massachusett or Narragansett word meaning “white strings [of shell beads]”
whippoorwill – The Eastern Whip-poor-will, Caprimulgus vociferus, is a medium-sized (22–27 cm) nightjar from North and Central America. The whip-poor-will is commonly heard within its range, but less often seen because of its superior camouflage. It is named onomatopoeically after its song
wandaroo – n. kind of monkey of Sri Lanka with purple face, or of India with lion-like tail.
From the Sanskrit word ‘vanara'(monkey), these lion-tailed macaques are the most endangered monkey species in the world. I am pretty sure I have seen them when growing up in India around where I lived.
wayzgoose – n. annual outing or dinner of employees,
especially of printing firm.(though I do not work in a printing firm,
looks like we had our annual holiday wayzgoose today!)