Wondrous Words Wednesday – Perambulator

Posted August 18, 2021 by elzaread in Wondrous Words Wednesday / 15 Comments

 Greetings you guys! What a fun day today is! Well, for my Mommy at least. She and Daddy are taking a mid-week break and she is typing this post sitting at a lovely restaurant, sipping a hot chocolate and waiting for Daddy to finish his work meetings. I am at home, eagerly waiting for our baby-sitter to come and spoil me! Oh and it’s Wednesday of course and that means it’s time for Wondrous Words Wednesdays.

Wondrous Words Wednesday was first created by Kathy over at Bermuda Onion Blog and is now proudly hosted by yours truly.

Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme where you can share new words that you’ve encountered, or spotlight words you love.  Feel free to get creative! 

No rules apply here, just share any or all the lovely or new words you’ve encountered over the last fortnight. 

 

Tips and ideas:

  • Don’t go pull the Dictionary down from the shelf. Use words you came across in a book, a TV show, Google, a pamphlet, social media, doctor’s room, classroom – the possibilities are endless
  • If you want to share a story around your chosen word, you are welcome
  • If you want to link your chosen word up with a book or books, please do so 
  • You are welcome to share photos or pictures that will describe your word just a bit better (who doesn’t love Pictionary)
  • Let’s stick to words that are recognized in the English Dictionary. You are welcome to use translations of your chosen word or a brief history if it derives from a different language, but your readers need to be able to find it in the English Dictionary
  • Please add your link to Mr Linky and pay a visit to the other word wizards

You are welcome to use our graphic or design your own!

My Mommy didn’t really have a word that popped up over the last couple of days, so she is browsing through her saved list of Wondrous Words Wednesday. Can’t remember quite where we saw this word:

But isn’t it just the funniest word ever.  I can see where the word pram fits in yes. In South Africa, we also call a baby carrier, a pram.

For once, I love to see the English language being so descriptive. Quite easy to see where the word stroller comes from. When you are taking a leisurely walk, you are taking a stroll.
noun
Chiefly BritishOlder Usea baby carriage; pram.
an odometer pushed by a person walking.
(formerly) a person who makes a tour of inspection on foot.
It’s going to be fairly easy to link today’s Wondrous Word with a couple of books. Let’s start with perambulator as a baby carrier.
Rosemary’s Baby by Ira Levin is a book my Mommy will never read. Good grief no!
The Secrets she keeps by Michael Robotham was a bit creepy, but a very good read. It was also a very popular choice in my Mommy’s Book Club.
Totlandia by Josie Brown is a book and series we have never heard of, but isn’t that cover just adorable?
The next three books we chose for the strollers, those men and women who love going for long walks for nothing but pleasure and to contemplate what will be for dinner.

 

The whole of the Bridgerton clan are strollers of note. The stroll themselves into pushing prams if you ask me. But we love that series by Julia Quinn.
I’m sure they all got their inspiration from the Bennet Family in Jane Austin’s Pride & Prejudice. We do love them too.
And of course Anne (I do remember to spell it with an ‘e’) – our favorite stroller through Lovers Lane or even just walking to school. How wonderful the world of literature is with someone like Anne to always inspire us.
What Wondrous Words did you come across lately? Please remember to share them with us. If you want to join in the meme, you are welcome to add your post to the linky below. Or just add it to the comment section.
Lots of Love,

 

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15 responses to “Wondrous Words Wednesday – Perambulator

  1. I've known this word, but I've never used it in conversation. We usually call it a stroller here. There's something lovely about stroller and perambulator. It reminds me of that wonderful French word for a person who walks, a flâneur.

    Here's a bit about flâneur from Wikipedia: "Flâneur (/flæˈnjʊər/; French: [flɑˈnœʁ]) is a French noun referring to a person, literally meaning "stroller", "lounger", "saunterer", or "loafer", but with some nuanced additional meanings (including as a loanword into English). Flânerie is the act of strolling, with all of its accompanying associations. A near-synonym of the noun is boulevardier. Traditionally depicted as male, a flâneur is an ambivalent figure of urban affluence and modernity, representing the ability to wander detached from society with no other purpose than to be an acute observer of industrialized, contemporary life."

    Slowing down brings me satisfaction.

    Thank you for hosting Wondrous Words today, Mareli.

    • Hi Debbie! How awesome is that bit about flâneur. Such a beautiful word.

      Max says there's a difference between a stroller and a pram. I'm yes there is – the one is British and the other one American. ?

      Thanks for playing along Debbie!

    • Hi Diane! I also want to re-read them all and I have the whole series. Although it's all packed up in storage now. Maybe we must do a buddy read next year some time!

    • When the dogs were younger, we used to let the neighbors watch them if we are going away for only a day or two. But now they are old and Elza is such a little whisper of a thing, I don't want her to be outside at night. So yes! I rather get a pet sitter!