Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Wondrous Words Wednesday-March 18

Bermudaonion asks you to share new words that you have learned during your reading adventures in the last week. Feel free to join in the fun!


I found a new word this week as I was reading The View from Mount Joy by Lorna Landvik.

Mafioso: [mah-fee-oh-soh] a member of a Mafia or of a mafia.

This made sense to me when I read the definition with the pronunciation, but when I first read it in the text I had no idea what it meant. Here is how I found the word in the book on page 74:

"Not the kind you drink. Juice juice. Connections. The power of persuasion. You know--muscle."

"What are you, a mafioso?"

Did you find any new words this week?

8 comments:

avisannschild said...

I like the fact that you provided the pronunciation for this word! I might have to do that in my future WWW posts.

Serena said...

I like the pronunciation as well.

Margot said...

I like that you used the whole section in showing the use of this word. It gave us a little taste of the book as well.

bermudaonion said...

Adding the pronunciation is a great idea! I can't wait to see what you think of the book. Thanks for playing along.

carolsnotebook said...

Like everyone has said, adding the pronunciation is a great idea.

Smilingsal said...

Oh, I know this word. (I married an Italian!) Here's mine:
http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2009/03/wondrous-words-wednesday.html

lilly said...

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The Bumbles said...

Years of The Godfather and The Sopranos have made me very familiar with that word! The mafioso have their own slang too which is very entertaining.