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Wondrous Words Wednesday at BermudaOnionWhat new words have you learned this week? Join Kathy at Bermuda Onion to see more.

gobsmacked1. gobsmacked

Definition—utterly astounded (British, Australian, and NZ slang)

Usage“…and that you can ask the questions in such a way that the person will reveal herself even when she knows that this is precisely what you are trying to get her to do—all of this is, for me, well, gobsmacking.” 
~ Find Your Strongest Life

2. Boanerges
(n) [boh-uh-NUR-jeez] James and John

Definition—a vociferous preacher or orator [also, a surname given by Jesus to James and John, Mark 3:17]

“…And neigh like Boanerges;
Then, punctual as a star,
Stop—docile and omnipotent—
At its own stable door.”
~ “The Locomotive” by Emily Dickinson


bermudaonion said...

Interesting words. Boanerges is totally new to me - it looks like it's always capitalized. I doubt I'll use it because I won't remember how to pronounce it. Thanks for participating today!

Care said...

Gobsmack is a terrific word!

Unknown said...

Boanerges? I'm gobsmacked1 I've never heard that word before :)

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I have a friend who uses gobsmacked all the time. It's quite perfect for her!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Gobsmack makes me think of Willy Wonka for some reason. Boanerges is a new word to me! Very interesting words!

Sandy@ Jesus and Dark Chocolate said...

Great words, never heard Boaneges before. Love the word though. I am gobsmacked by your words today. :)

Deanna said...

LOVE the word I feel the need to use it, just for fun.


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