Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

A few interesting words:

1. Debacle- A sudden and ignominious failure; a fiasco.

2. Babushka- A western term for a woman's headscarf tied below the chin in the Eastern European manner.

3. Melange- American metropolitan interpretation of European and Asian cuisines.

3 comments:

  1. Interesting words. I knew all your words this week, but would probably use all of them in different contexts. Debacle I would use as fiasco, babushka I remember from the Kate Bush song in the early 80s. I've never thought of it as the headscarf, but more as those stacking Russian dolls (which I see by goggling is commonly done, but wrong, oops). Melange in Australia is used as the more literal French usage of mixture (of anything).

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  2. I've seen melange but had no idea what it meant. Obviously, I'm not a gourmet. Thanks for playing along!

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  3. Louise- Thanks! for your comment on my words, the word babushka I haven't heard in a long time.

    Bermudaonion- You're welcome!

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