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.....


noun a type of soft silk with a coarse surface.

— ORIGIN from Shantung in China, where it was originally made.

2) chartreuse


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.


Margot 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!

Anonymous 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.