Thursday, February 5, 2009

Wondrous Words

I stole this cute little pic from Bermuda Onion - she's considering a new meme and I'm hoping this pushes her in the right direction! I am a day late for Wondrous Words Wednesday, but it's never too late for a new word, right?

Here's the word I had to stop and look up, because I had only a vague idea of the meaning. From The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway:

"They have co-opted the butter dish (the Moon) , the cake plate (the Earth) and a mango (the Sun, acknowledged to be much farther away and not to scale, but equally a necessary component in their orrery)"

orrery: mechanical device that illustrates the relative positions and motions of the planets and moons in the solar system in a heliocentric model


Anonymous said...

I'm so excited to see your post! I plan to start the meme next week. Of course, most people won't participate until the 2nd week. Orrery is a new to me word.

Karen Harrington said...

Oh, cool idea. I'll check back.

Lenore Appelhans said...

I love that you are doing this too. Since I'm reading a lot of YA right now, I don't expect to come across any new words, but when I do, I definitely want to participate too.

Anonymous said...

I hope that this happens. I'll be on top of Kathy's first week because I read about it here. :)

BTW, I tagged you on a fun, short meme. I hope you can join the fun.