Wondrous Words Wednesday

Wondrous Words Wednesday I confess. This is my most pitiful WWW to date. I had only one lonely word, and I couldn’t even find out what it meant. But it gets even worse.

The author used it in the 1600’s, so “boid” in this context could not have meant:
(1)    A simulated individual particle moving about in a virtual space
(2)    An artificial life program simulating the flocking behavior of birds

And no, Google, I did not mean “void.” But thanks anyhow.

1. boid
(n)

Boid family_boa constrictorDefinition—a family of non-venomous snakes found in America, Africa, Europe, and Asia

Usage“Where is the man or woman whose heart is so boid and impudent that they dare to speak against the administration of God’s providence?” Huh? Snakes?
~ From The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

But then! I looked up the text of this book on-line, and discovered that my hard-copy book had a typo! It wasn’t boid after all—it was BOLD. Oh, no! All that work for nothing.

I’ll leave you my findings on boid for your information anyway. And a lesson learned for me to not believe everything I read. My heart may be bold at times, but it’s not likely to be boid any time soon.

If you want to learn some meaningful words, don’t linger here. Instead, go directly to Kathy’s site.

4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I like the sound of boid, but don't like the looks of them at all. That's so funny that a typo led you to discover a new word! Thanks for participating!

Lisa notes... said...

An oddity - after finding out the meaning of boid yesterday, I then dreamed about snakes all night. I guess that proves how powerful words (and scary pictures) can be!

Brook said...

If you don't mind me asking, what book were you reading to find this new word?

Lisa notes... said...

Brook,
I'm reading "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment" by Jeremiah Burroughs. I HIGHLY recommend it. And not just for the new words. :-) It has been very challenging (and painful) to see areas where I grumble and complain instead of finding my full satisfaction and appreciation in the Lord.

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