Greetings and welcome to Wondrous Words Wednesday! This meme 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 my graphic or design your own!
Our Wonderous Word for this Wednesday is a word that my Mommy has seen a gazillion times before, but not in this context:
Goodness gracious me. So it’s not a gardening implement? Or well, not only a gardener garden implement. Let’s have a closer look at the word rake.
“The Restoration rake was a carefree, witty, sexually irresistible aristocrat whose heyday was during the English Restoration period (1660–1688) at the court of Charles II.”
“Back in the day, rake used to mean pimp, player, womanizer, a Rick James sort of person.”
Good grief. My Mommy will so not allow me to come within an inch from a rake. I think just for safety measures, I will stay clear of the gardening implement as well. It doesn’t matter how gorgeous they are, they are not to be handled without gloves. I do believe that counts for the regency definition and the gardening implement.
Yes, my Mommy did discover this word in the Bridgerton series, in both the books and the Netflix series. The million dollar question today is, what books will she use to re-enforce her Wondrous Word? The whole of the Bridgerton series? I don’t actually think all the Bridgerton Brothers are rakes. So let’s go with the word, rake.