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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Feature & Follow (5)

Posted by Charlene // Tags: ,
Feature & Follow is a blog hop hosted by Parajunkee & Alison Can Read. The purpose is to meet  people and gain more  followers in the book blogging community.

Q: What is the BIGGEST word you’ve seen used in a book lately – that made you stop and look it up? Might as well leave the definition & book too.



Ooh too bad I look up big words and then promptly forget them!  Umm... Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.  Okay, seriously, I can't remember - the trouble with being able to look up words on kindle, is that the motions of looking up the word in a dictionary or even typing it out on a website makes the word stay in my head.  I hold my finger over the word on my kindle and the meaning is right there!  (kinda awesome though)  

I will edit this post if I come across a word soon though!

EDIT:
I got one! From The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling: Vetiver

"...grateful to feel Miles beside her, big and paunchy, smelling of vetiver and old sweat."

Definition: 
vetiver: a perennial grass of the Poaceae family, native to India.  It has a gregarious habit and grows in bunches.

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24 comments:

  1. Kindle or any ereader just makes it so easy.
    New Follower!
    Here's my My FF

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  2. The perks of reading on an e-reader! Haha, I totally need to do that when I read on my Nook. Hope you have a great weekend :)

    Here's my FF!

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  3. LOL. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Is that actually a word? It sounds cool. I'm a new FF follower! Please follow me back at http://bookaholicfaggots.blogspot.com or find me in the Linky list for Cindy@In This World of Books..

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    1. OMG Cindy! Please go watch Mary Poppins immediately!! lol :P Watch the song here in the meantime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3zAbQ0aMK8

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  4. Wish I knew what that smelled like. Old follower and my word from just reading tonight is obsequious. Come visit my blog for more details....You are invited!
    bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com
    :D
    Beth

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  5. I love being able to look up words so easily on my Nook. I agree that the ease of looking words up that way makes them more forgettable. I really do try to use new words in a sentence at least 3 times throughout the day when I learn them, but that doesn't always happen.
    The word I had to look up came from David Mitchell's novel Cloud Atlas. Check it out here

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  6. Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier. I am following you back via Linky, already followed you via GFC.

    I didn't even know it was possible to get words explained on the kindle. I need to check that out!

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  7. New follower! Hopping by.
    It's pretty cool you found one so fast!

    Happy reading!
    Bookworm Mia
    http://bookwormmia.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-follow-5.html

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  8. I'm wondering... how many people actually know what vetiver smells like? ... haha.. great word! *new follower*

    My FF

    Happy Reading :)

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  9. So jealous that you already are reading that book! :)
    Old follower!
    http://picturemereading.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/meme-feature-and-follow-friday-complicated-word/

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  10. Now THAT'S a unique word! Thanks. I love my Kindle because it's so easy to look things up. Otherwise, I'm usually too lazy....

    And, either way I have trouble retaining (old brain, here.) But it's good exercise, right?

    New follower. My FF

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  11. Awesome! Thanks for the definition. I just got The Casual Vacancy from the library yesterday, and now I will know what Vetiver means.

    Here's my Friday Hop

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  12. The Kindle makes it sooo easy haha my Fire is the best! And odd word LOL :)

    New Followe! My FF @ Pink Fluffy Heartss

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  13. What the heck is Vetiver? Grass? I hope to read that book soon. Picked it up yesterday, but my man gets to read it first.

    New GFC follower. Here's my My FF.

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  14. Hopping through. How far are you in CV? I'm listening to it via audio and I'm about 1/6 of the day done.
    My Hop

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  15. Just blogging by, have a great week-end.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature_28.html

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  16. Ooooh! You already read The Casual Vacancy!!!! Lucky you!

    I'm a new GFC follower btw! :)

    My FF post this week.

    Happy Friday!

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  17. Cool answer!

    old follower
    http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/09/feature-and-follow-20.html

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  18. I never heard of that word and oh how I want to read The Casual Vacancy

    My FF

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  19. good one! must smell nice. :) I love your header and am now a new follower.

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  20. Never heard of that word before. Great pick! :D Thanks for stopping by my blog. New follower!

    Daphne @ Reading Until Dawn

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  21. Wow, I'm lerning all kinds of new words this week, lol! New follower through GFC. :)

    ~MA Church
    http://machurch00.blogspot.com/

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  22. Ha! I love your improv!

    Old follower. Have a good weekend!

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  23. http://chroniclesofabookaddict.blogspot.com

    Hey am a new follower from friday hop

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