Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Words taken from Pittsburg Landing  by Robert Burns Clark

Masa- is Spanish for dough. In the Americas it is often short for masa de maiz, (corn) dough made from freshly prepared hominy.

Lanyards- A lanyard may refer to a rope or cord worn around the neck or wrist to carry an object.

Berm- is a level space, shelf, or raised barrier separating two areas.

5 comments:

  1. Hi Mary Ann,

    The only one of your words I know, is 'Lanyard' and that is only because of our many visits to Disney World, Florida, where they are almost compulsory accessories!

    'Masa' is also quite a friendly sounding word, whereas I really don't like the sound of 'Berm'.

    An interesting post, thanks for sharing,

    Yvonne

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  2. I knew lanyard - they were quite popular when my son was in high school - kids used them to hook things on their backpacks.

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  3. Lanyard has come into quite common usage in Australia in the past few years, lots of people are burdened with them for IDs at work. I know I've seen masa before

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  4. fiction-books- Glad that you enjoyed the words.

    Bermudaonion, Louise- A popular item.

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