Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday

My words today are taken from: Fever by Mary Beth Keane

1. cannulae - pl. A tube that can be inserted into the body, often for the delivery or removal of fluid or for the gathering of data.

2. imbroglio - An exrtemely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation: "The Watergate imbroglio."

3. casters - Used on shopping carts, trolleys, hand truck or heavy machinery.

3 comments:

  1. Hi Mary Ann,

    Casters, is a word in everyday use, here in the UK ... although we spell it differently Castors.

    A cannula is also something I am familiar with, although thankfully not personally, as I hate needles, blood and hospitals and here I am talking about a serious phobia!!

    Inbroglio is a new word to me, but it is a great one to be able to throw into a conversation and watch peoples reaction!

    Thanks for sharing your words,

    Yvonne

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  2. Interesting - my bank uses cannulae in the drive through windows. It's similar to cannoli so maybe I can remember it.

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  3. Fiction Books- Thanks! for commenting.

    Bermudaonion- It does remind you of cannoli.

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