Thursday, January 18, 2018

Wondrous Words

Wondrous Words is hosted at Bermuda Onion's blog.


January 2018 - Toronto ON

I haven't joined Wondrous Words in forever!! But I do think of it often when I see new words and I always read Bermuda Onions posts.

I read this in a post by a fellow blogger and had to look it up. Now I need an opportunity to use it!

A lagniappe (/ˈlænjæp/ LAN-yap or /lænˈjæp/ lan-YAP) is "a small gift given a customer by a merchant at the time of a purchase" (such as a 13th doughnut on purchase of a dozen), or more broadly, "something given or obtained gratuitously or by way of good measure."

The word entered English from the Louisiana French adapting a Quechua word brought in to New Orleans by the Spanish Creoles. It derived from the South American Spanish phrase la yapa or ñapa (referring to a free extra item, usually a very cheap one).

Quoits in The Disappearance of Esme Lennox

Quoits (koits, kwoits, kwaits) is a traditional game which involves the throwing of metal, rope or rubber rings over a set distance, usually to land over or near a spike (sometimes called a hob, mott or pin).

Reading BBC.com
Ben Stokes: England cricketer charged with affray
An instance of fighting in a public place that disturbs the peace.

Definitions from Wikipedia

2 comments:

  1. Wow, you found some good ones. I'm glad you played along this week and hope you'll be back again. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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