Wondrous Words Wednesday

Happy Wednesday — it’s been a long time since I had some words to share with you! You know how this works – share a few words from your current book that you had to look up, then head over to Bermuda Onion’s Weblog to learn some new ones. This week, my words are from Robert Plant: A Life. The book is really terrific so far, and it is definitely bringing back some memories…or maybe fantasies is a more accurate word. Check back next week for my review.

1. Winklepicker: a shoe with a long pointed toe, popular in the 1950s.

“I was just mincing about with my Dawes Double Blue bike, with my winklepicker shoes in the saddlebag, listening to all this stuff.”

2. Obdurate: stubbornly refusing to change one’s opinion or course of action.

“Straight-talking and obdurate, Graham was instrumental in revolutionizing the rock-concert business in the US…”

This is a word I know I’ve hear before, but in this context, I couldn’t come up with a meaning for it.


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  1. December 10, 2013 at 7:03 am

    I had to google some images of winklepicker and when I did I remembered those shoes. I had no idea they had a name like that! lol Stephen King used obdurate in 11/22/63 saying, ‘The past is obdurate.”

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