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.


  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,


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

  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

    1. Hi Louise,I found variety of Lanyards form WIZID_Australia. It’s unbelievable we can create our own lanyards online - printed, personalized or plain cheap lanyards and they provided bulk discounts, delivery Australia wide!Lanyards Australia

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

    Bermudaonion, Louise- A popular item.