Word of the Week: rowel…

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Book Clubbers: I’m finished with Chapter 14. How about you? This is the week of the online discussion of the book (Friday, 10/25!). Can’t wait to hear your comments.

Last week’s Word of the Week (WOW) was redound. Redound has several meanings, according to Merriam-Webster online:

redound 1.  to become swollen (although m-w.com says this is an archaic definition) 2. to have an effect for good or ill (Sooooo, why wouldn’t you just say it has an effect????) 3. to become transferred or added

I think I can safely say that redound has not redounded on me. What?!?! Maybe it’s time for a nap for MaryAnn?

This week’s WOW is rowel. Here are my guesses for its definitions:

rowel: (ˈrau̇(-ə)l) 1. a vowel that growls 2. the British way to spell roll 3. a towel rolled up and used to swat random people in a locker room (or physical abuse suffered at the hands of my older brothers who probably learned such a technique from being in locker rooms way too often)

What do you think it means?

Wednesday’s Post: You know you’re ancient when….

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  1. October 21st, 2013 | Liesa says:

    I know this one–it’s the spinning, spiked part of a spur!

  2. October 21st, 2013 | maryann says:

    Spoken like someone about to get a pair of cowgirl boots. 😉

  3. October 23rd, 2013 | Prince William says:

    Scooby-Doo’s towel.

  4. October 23rd, 2013 | Prince William says:

    I take pride in the fact that I have drawn blood with a rowel that you described. I took it easy on you.

  5. October 23rd, 2013 | maryann says:

    Ohhhhh….I like the Scooby Doo’s towel definition. And if that was the easy version, I’d hate to see the version that draws blood. Youch!

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