06 April 2011

Word Of The Week - Quidnunc (seriously it is!)

Do you feel like your vocabulary could do with a little zhushing?  Then this is the space for you!
Each week I will unearth a new word to play with.  If you would like to join in, write a post incorporating this week's word, then come back and leave a comment with your link so what we can all read your work. 
To make it easy for us to find your WW entry, incorporate the button into your post.

Are you blinking your eyes and frowning? 
Terrific! In an attempt t to mix things up a bit and to get our brains really working, I thought we'd change the format this week and instead of me providing you with the definition straight away, I'd have you guess it.

I will give you a pictorial clue but am going to trust that you won't consult a dictionary (or any other source) and have a good, honest guess on your own. By all means read other people's responses but don't be misled, trust your first inkling and go with what you actually think the word means. If you pop back in tomorrow I'll give you the definition and you can then have fun using it - believe me it can be a very useful word.

OK so here's your pictorial clue which I've sourced from the talented Diana Waldon's Etsy Store Copperinc.

That's a mighty big clue and because I'm feeling particularly ebullient I'll give you another....it's a noun.
Have fun, I can't wait to read your guesses!


  1. I can only think of verbs! ...to whisper... to share...to cup one's hand over one's ear....Or it could be about drawing in a corner or using ink on the corner of a whitewash piece of paper.... Very tempted to cheat but I shan't look it up... Have a lovely day Felicity. Always inspirational...

  2. What a challenge! the only thing that comes to mind this early in the morning is Chinese whispers..ha! I am sure that is not it but I am thinking, to confide, to share, to whisper or it could be something to do with sisters, women..alright I have no idea. I have never heard of the word and am looking forward to the answer :)

  3. Very tricky Felicity. I've never heard the word before, and made more difficult by the clue that it is a noun. Can't even try to break the word down, nunc ... enunciate ?!? I think I'm going to agree with Sim .. "a secret".
    Will look forward to tomorrow's anser.

  4. Sounds cute! Have a lovely day, Kellie xx

  5. Conspirators? Maybe 'secret' as above?...

  6. I have it - it's perfect. It's brilliant.

    Quid? Nun, C!.


    See, I got no money.

  7. no idea. I am off to the dictionary. Charmaine

  8. They look like they are gossiping to me...

  9. Ah, I'm going to have do some more of those posts on foreign words which have no equivalent in English, I think, Felicity ☺. Hmm, without cheating, I say 'whisper'. J x

  10. I have NO idea..hahaha
    I might be excused because I'm Swedish
    ...but the picture .. maybe whisper or gossip
    is the right answer..

  11. I believe it's origin is Latin. If so, you have a few correct answers. :)

  12. And I thought I have read all the Enid Blyton books and am a master in the language.
    OK I give up, what is it ?


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