Greetings you guys! Welcome to Wondrous Words Wednesday, hosted by yours truly. We’ve had a couple of lovely patrons over the last couple of WWW posts and I will add a Mister Linky Widget to the end of this post again so you can all add your links. The concept of Wondrous Words Wednesday is fairly easy, all you need to do, is share any new (or new to you) words you came across this week and share them with us. You are also welcome to share words you simply want to show off to us. For more on Wondrous Words Wednesday, you can click here.
You are also most welcome to use any of our graphics. As long as I appear in one of them, I have no problem with it at all.
I can’t believe it’s March already! Did time fly so fast between 1896 and the 1950’s as well? In case you didn’t know (I didn’t), that was the time period for our Wondrous Words today.
I’ve been trying to get Greg from Greg’s Book Haven to take part in Wondrous Words Wednesday for months, but he doesn’t want to fall for my charms. So I thought if you rather lure him with his own bait, he might play along a bit.
Greg loves to feature pulp covers on his blog and the last post made me wonder where the word pulp comes from. I just know pulp as a soft mushy mess, normally from squashed fruit.
There are so many dictionaries to pull from the shelf in order to find a clear definition of a word, but we really have a close bond with Merriam Webster.
Definition of pulp1a(1): the soft, succulent part of a fruit usually composed of mesocarp(2): stem pith when soft and spongyb: a soft mass of vegetable matter (as of apples) from which most of the water has been extracted by pressurec: the soft sensitive tissue that fills the central cavity of a tooth— see TOOTH ILLUSTRATIONd: a material prepared by chemical or mechanical means from various materials (such as wood or rags) for use in making paper and cellulose products2: pulverized ore mixed with water3a: pulpy condition or characterb: something in such a condition or having such a character4: a magazine or book printed on cheap paper (such as newsprint) and often dealing with sensational materialalso : sensational or tabloid writing —often used attributively
Now we also know why the movie Pulp Fiction, was named that way. The title refers to the magazines printed between 1896 and WWII. It was chosen because of the film’s sketchy, seedy characters and situations involving crime, violence and sex. Those elements were of course popular topics in the pulp magazines in order to attract readers. The film attempted to mirror some of those elements and the style.
Over the last couple of weeks, we joined up with Wordless Wednesday. From new words to no words, perfectly combination. Wordless Wednesday is hosted by Sandee @ Comedy Plus and it’s even more simple than Wondrous Words Wednesday.
Wordless Wednesday (WW) is a visual blogosphere phenomenon. Wordless Wednesday is a simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words. One thing for sure is this is a fun and easy meme to do. So come and join us in Wordless Wednesday.