Wondrous Words Wednesday

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* * * Dalai Lama

Call me slow.

I’ve never thought about the ‘lama’ part in the Dalai Lama. So it’s my word of the week, taken from a cute little poem Jenna and I read yesterday.

lama
(n) [LAH-muh]

Definition—a Buddhist monk of Tibet or Mongolia

THE LAMA
Ogden Nash

The one-l lama,
He’s a priest.
The two-l llama,
He’s a beast.
And I will bet
A silk pajama
There isn’t any
Three-l lllama.

4 comments:

bermudaonion said...

I didn't know the meaning of the word - I always thought it was part of the Dalai Lama's title. You taught me something today! Thanks for participating.

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I love that cute little poem. I'd actually forgotten about Ogden Nash's poems. You've inspired me to find some.

Brook said...

There is a Buddist retreat not that far from here that opens their location for events. I've not been, but I heard it is a great place. I am not sure what the title of their leader is though. :)

Here are my words: http://westietherapy.blogspot.com/2010/02/wondrous-words-enthusiasm.html

Suko said...

This is great! :)

I have a few more: http://suko95.blogspot.com/2010/02/wondrous-words-wednesday_24.html

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