Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday

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Wondrous Word Wednesday is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion

The first two words are from The Sister Pact by Cami Checketts

1) Conniption (page 4): Her husband would have a conniption fit----a justified conniption fit.

n. Informal

A fit of violent emotion, such as anger or panic. Also called conniption fit.

2) Putz (Page 101): "But if you're into the sellout, smooth-talking, rich putz don't think that I give a crap."

n.
  1. Slang. A fool; an idiot
intr.v. Slang, putzed, putz·ing, putz·es.

To behave in an idle manner; putter.

The third word is from a poetry book, A House of Bottles by Robin Merrill

3) Reveille (Page 2): I didn't recognise myself that morning,
Waking up to in Africa, to a reveille
requesting prayer.

n.
    1. The sounding of a bugle early in the morning to awaken and summon people in a camp or garrison.
    2. This bugle call or its equivalent.
    3. The first military formation of the day.
  1. A signal to get up out of bed.

13 comments:

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Putz is also slang for the male member, so to speak, so it's not a word you would necessary want to throw around! :--)

Snowbell said...

Other info about putz - it comes from Yiddish :)

Here are my words

Care said...

I was told many times as a kid not to have a conniption fit!

bermudaonion said...

My dad was in the military so I knew what reveille is! Great words. Thanks for participating!

Lisa notes... said...

I've been warned about those conniption fits too. And seen a few around. Great list.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Great words this week. Conniption fit brought back some old memories. No one seems to say that any more.

Jo-Jo said...

I remember reveille from when I read a Civil War book. I think I posted it's definition in a Wondrous Words post also. Great words this week.

Beth said...

I think I've had a few of those conniption fits! And I putz around the house a lot! Great words!

Sassy Brit said...

I never heard of Putz, I like that word. Putz, Putz, Putz, it just just rolls off the tongue.

Now, where's my husband?

wicked laugh...

Amy said...

putz is a great word! lol love it!

The Book Resort said...

I've heard the yiddish use a lot for putz & my gramps was Irish!

Cami Checketts said...

I didn't know the slang definition of putz. I'll have to be more careful with that one!

Matt said...

Love the sound of conniption, such a neat word!