Word of the Week: a bookish meme hosted here on Mondays in which we share a word that we find entertaining, enlightening, edifying, or just plain fun to say! Share your own word on your blog, then help me grow the meme and come share it here on mine!
This week’s word is one I’ve often read but never used in conversation.
Today “widdershins” may be more commonly known as a synonym for “counterclockwise.” But according to Merriam-Webster, it was originally used in a broader sense to mean “in the wrong way or opposite direction.” So if your hair was “standing widdershins,” you were having a bad hair day!
Have you ever used this word in conversation? I haven’t. It doesn’t seem like one that would flow easily off my tongue. But at least I’ll know what it means when I see it in print!
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