Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Whimsical Word of the Week

Whicker -

(v.) to whinny.
Example: The horse whickered as he struggled to walk through the briar patch.

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  1. I love the words you come up with. Unfortunately, unless I turn into a horse or write about one, I won't be able to use this one. :-)

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I discovered this word whIle reading Diana Gabaldon's WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD, from her Outlander series.

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  2. Do you think my unicorn could whicker? LOL!

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    1. I seriously think that whicker would be a great word to use for the sound of a unicorn. Whicker away! ^_^

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  3. Great word! A nice onomatopoeic word--sounds like it is written. :)

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    1. Good point, Carol. I like whicker over whinny since the latter sounds a bit weak. However, whicker is probably not a word to use in a book for a very young reader. (Not a problem for you since you write YA!)

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