Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Whimsical Word of the Week

Mundungus -

foul-smelling tobacco.

Example: The scent of mundungus permeated the crowded pub packed with cigar smokers.

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  1. Why, the very word itself sounds malodorous, wouldn't you say? ;-)

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    1. LOL! I may have to use malodorous as a whimsical word! ^_^

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  2. Great word. The sound evokes the smell. *Cough*

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    1. Debbie - I thought with you being British, I would have heard a comment about J.K. Rowling's character: Mundungus Fletcher! ^_^

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  3. I forgot about Mundungus Fletcher! Playing with or using words such as this in writing makes that writing fun. Great word, Victoria!

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia. My love of words is one reason I'm a writer! ^_^

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  4. I didn't know that was a real word. I only knew it as the characters name in Harry Potter.

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    1. It makes sense that J.K. Rowling named that character Mundungus - he was quite dirty and stinky if I remember correctly. (As well as being quite the despicable and dishonest guy!)

      Thanks, Sara.

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  5. Now I know where Mundungus Fletcher gets his name in Harry Potter!

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    1. I'm shocked that this one slipped by you, Theresa. You being the HUGE Harry Potter fan! ^_^ Have a great weekend!

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  6. Mundungus sounds like it smells :)
    Great to meet you on Theresa's blog.

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  7. It's nice to meet you too, Carol. Thanks for visiting Writ of Whimsy. :-)

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