Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Word to the Wise

Are there words that tickle your fancy? Puzzle you? Inspire you? I'm terrible about follow-through but I thought it'd be fun to try Wordy Wednesdays, where we can increase our vocab each week.

In the words of Jimmy Stewart from my favorite movie of all time*, "Are you game, Violet?"

Here's my first contribution:

tatterdemalion (which means shabby)

Anyone want to try to use it in a sentence?

*It's a Wonderful Life


  1. My favorite word is "Onomatopoeia" – roar, oink meow, clink, purr, hiccup, rrriiipppppp!
    Onomatopoeia is a word that imitates or suggests the source of the sound that it describes. Where would we writers be without it! I even like saying it.

  2. My taste in decor tends to the European eclectic or "tatterdemalion chic."

  3. Well done, Bandit's Pack! Ten points for your team!

    And, Kate, I, too, love onomatopoeia -- it's the cat's meow!