Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wednesday: Wondrous Words/A-Z Wednesday

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Wondrous Word Wednesday is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion

Today I take words from Tommy Gun Tango by Brant Randall/Bruce Cook

Bindle (Page14): He had his sandwich tied in a bindle.

Bindle is a term used to describe the bag, sack, or carrying device stereotypically used by the sub-culture of hobos.

Miscegenation (page 100): ..she was pissed off about the disappearance of negro race due to miscegenation..

n.

  1. The interbreeding of different races or of persons of different racial backgrounds.
  2. Cohabitation, sexual relations, or marriage involving persons of different races.
  3. A mixture or hybridization: “There was musical miscegenation at a time when segregation was the common rule”

Obstreperous (page 221): He was quite obstreperous.

adj.
  1. Noisily and stubbornly defiant.
  2. Aggressively boisterous.

[From Latin obstreperus, noisy, from obstrepere, to make a noise against : ob-, against; see ob– + strepere, to make a noise (of imitative origin).]

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A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicki of Reading At The Beach

To join, here's all you have to do: Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.
Post:
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(amazon, barnes and noble etc.).

Be sure to visit other participants to see what book they have posted and leave them a comment. (We all love comments, don't we?)
Who knows? You may find your next "favorite" book.

THIS WEEK'S LETTER IS: A

Here is my "A" Title:



A LA Carte by Tanita S Davis

Seventeen-year-old Lainey has an uncommon dream: to be the first African-American celebrity vegetarian chef. She shows promise, helping out in the kitchen at her mother's Bay Area restaurant and concocting mouthwatering dishes in her spare time. Cooking is her salvation; she turns to the kitchen when things aren't going well, particularly in her precarious relationship with Simeon Keller. While she cares for him as a friend, she overlooks the way he uses her. When he runs away from a bad situation at home, she offers him brief sanctuary in her home, giving him $500 and food before he jets out of town. Lainey's mom hounds her for details about his disappearance, details that she withholds for weeks. When Sim returns, months later, she's more self-assured and certain of her own plans for success.


10 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I'm sure I've heard bindle at some point in time, but I wouldn't have been able to define it. Thanks for your continued participation!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Obstreperous was the only one I knew. Lots of big words today. Hope the book's not too tough.

Lisa notes... said...

I can't even pronounce "obstreperous." Nice list!

Vicki said...

A LA Carte sounds interesting.

Thanks for joining me!

Belle said...

Bindle is interesting - I haven't come across it before.

carolsnotebook said...

I think the only word I knew was ostreperous.

A La Carte sounds interesting, too.

Kim said...

A La Carte sounds like a hope filled book! Thanks sharing it. My "A" book post is up. A fun idea for a Meme, don't you think?
*smiles*
Kim

Rebecca said...

I like the look of A-Z Wednesday. Just what I need, another meme to play along with :)

Shannansbooks said...

Never heard of any of those words but I like those terms.

Lisa said...

I knew those! Bindle especially - everybody should know some hobo terms! Great choices!

My words are here.