words4I ran across a few new to me words this week.

lagniappe– 1. chiefly Southern Louisiana and Southeast Texas. a small gift given with a purchase to a customer, by way of compliment or for good measure; bonus. 2. an unexpected or indirect benefit

“And if you like all things Pucci, the stunning bottles are a lovely lagniappe.” ¬†(pg, 85, The Oprah¬†Magazine, April 2009)

some punkins– someone or something great or special.

“‘He thinks he’s some punkins,’ Patrick said. ‘But he ain’t.'” (pg. 67, Silver Dollar Girl by Katherine Ayres)

perspicacity– keenness of mental perception and understanding; discernment; penetration.

“Mr. Pirelli, on the other hand, is a model of perspicacity. (Look it up. It will be on your spelling quiz.)” (pg. 91, Do-Over! by Robin Hemley. My copy is an ARC.)

Play along at Bermudaonion’s Weblog.


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