Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Wondrous Words: Words Nobody But Bibliomaniacs Care About

  



From Reese at Typings: "The Italians have a word -- papabile -- for somebody who could plausibly be elected pope. And I do now sometimes read those who could be considered nobelabile, instead of just laureates." 


It's lovely to have a specific word to describe a specific experience, don't you think? 









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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! It was first created by Kathy over at Bermuda Onion and is now hosted at Elza Reads.




17 comments:

  1. i love the sound of that word - tsundoku. it rolls around the mouth. and so many of those other words apply to me -- reader in bed, fear of running out of books to read etc etc...

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  2. Bibliobibuli--that's great! And abibliophobia is a thing I know too, well...

    And thanks for including my neologism!

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  3. These are great! I so understand abibliophobia :)

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  4. You find the best words! I love them!

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  5. Wonderful words. I am frequently consumed by readgret.

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  6. I'm a bibliolater! Yes, just about all the above fits me to some extend too, but I think bibliolater is the best fit! Love it!

    Aaah this post was great and just what I needed after a loooooooong day of doing report cards. It's 20:40 here in SA now and I just finished my last report. Off to bed now!

    Lots of love,

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  7. These are great, thanks for sharing, Deb.

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  8. Hey, I'm a tsundokuist! Who'd have known? Nice one.

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  9. Ha! These are wonderful, and I've saved them for contemplating, chuckling, and sharing. <3

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  10. Fantastic words! I am guilty of readgret.

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  11. Way too many of these words describe me! I'm sure we can all say the same thing. Fun list!

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  12. These are so fun and I think we probably all have a little bit of abibliophobia!

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  13. These are great! My favorite is tsundoku, and I had to look it up - the word is over 100 years old. I enjoy words that come from different cultures and this culture apparently had the same problem I do. Bookklempt is another good one.

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  14. Brilliant post! Is it strange that being a bookklempt scares me a little? Jane Austen, for example, has been one of my favourite authors for years and I have only Mansfield Park left to read but I don't want to start it, so I still have an Austen book left.

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