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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Wondrous Words Wednesday


Wondrous Words Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Kathy aka Bermuda Onion where we share new (to us) words that we’ve encountered in our reading. Feel free to join in the fun.

These are from Why I Hate Canadians by Will Ferguson

crofters, p. 192
"Even today, Britain has titled absentee landlords who have crofters working their land like latter-day peasants."
a person who rents and works a small farm, esp. in Scotland or northern England.

seigneurial, p. 193
"New France was established around a seigneurial system of landowners."
(in French Canada) a holder of a seigneury.
seigneury: (in French Canada) land originally held by grant from the king of France.

muskeg, p. 250
"We have vast reaches of tundra, trees and muskeg."
a bog of northern North America, commonly having sphagnum mosses, sedge, and sometimes stunted black spruce and tamarack trees.

2 comments:

Julie P. said...

New to me too! I love muskeg -- sounds like what it is!

susan dosier said...

Carin, what a fabulous blog!!! And these crazy words. How fun. Thanks for sharing!