Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Word Wednesday is hosted by Kathy of BermudaOnion


I have found two words in one sentence in the book, Kiss Me Again, Stranger by Daphne du Maurier

Shantung/chartreuse (Page 79): Today she was dressed in silk shantung, the colour of chartreuse, and her hair was not the little-girl hair of yesterday.....

1)shantung

noun a type of soft silk with a coarse surface.

— ORIGIN from Shantung in China, where it was originally made.

2) chartreuse

/shaartröz/

noun a pale green or yellow liqueur made from brandy.

— ORIGIN named after La Grande Chartreuse, the Carthusian monastery near Grenoble where the liqueur was first made.

7 comments:

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

Pretty sounding words today. In the sentence you used, I'm curious about the "little girl hair."

rhapsodyinbooks said...

Well, I'll be. I never knew the name for the color chartreuse came from a liqueur! Thanks for the interesting fact!

Lisa notes... said...

I like "two for one"'s. Good find.

bermudaonion said...

I knew chartreuse was used to describe a color, but I didn't know what color. Hopefully, this will help me remember. Thanks for participating!

Julie P. said...

I knew shantung because my all of the dresses in my wedding were made of silk shantung!

carolsnotebook said...

I found the origin of chartreuse especially interesting.

The romantic query letter and the happy-ever-after said...

Lyrical and beautiful, one instantly gets the imagery intended by the author. Thanks for sharing. I like your blog it is very well written.
All the very best.