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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Follow Friday--Big Words



Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs! 

How does this work? First you leave your name here on this post, (using the linky tools -- keep scrolling!) then you create a post on your own blog that links back to this post (easiest way is to just grab the code under the #FF picture and put it in your post) and then you visit as many blogs as you can and tell them "hi" in their comments (on the post that has the #FF image). You follow them, they follow you. Win. Win. Just make sure to follow back if someone follows you! 



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.



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I'm reading Les Miserables by Victor Hugo and he uses a lot of interesting words. Recently, I had to look up the word mendacious. It means: telling lies, especially habitually; dishonest; false; untruthful, etc.

What word have YOU had to look up lately?

33 comments:

  1. I have tried several times to read that book. I can never make it thru the first 100 pages. Great choice for this week's question.

    Old follower
    Kendal
    Kinx's Book Nook

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    1. Yeah it's kind of challenging, but I'm liking the story. Thanks for stopping by. I liked your FF too! :D

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  2. I haven't read that one, but that's a word I've never heard before! Hopefully those aren't too frequent in the book! Hope you have a great weekend :)

    Here's my FF!

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    1. LOL. No, it's not too bad. Thanks for stopping by. I liked your post too! :D

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  3. Mendacious... that's a great word! I'll have to use that in a sentence 3 times tomorrow so I'll remember it! I rarely look up words even if I'm unsure about them, I generally just read the rest of the sentence, paragraph, etc and assume that what I think it means is right. lol I'm a new follower.

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    1. Great idea! Followed you back. Happy Friday! :D

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  4. I remember reading Les Miserables. The book was actually pretty good, even though it's a classic. ;) I'm a new follower from FF!
    Be sure to follow me back at http://bookaholicfaggots.blogspot.com. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Cindy! Followed you back! Have a great weekend! :D

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  5. Interesting. I had no idea! Slang is what I typically have to look up. lol Sad, I know.

    Have a great weekend.
    Old Follower.
    My FF's

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    1. It's not just you. I'm seeing lots of answers involving slang. Thanks for stopping by! :D

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  6. old follower and I love mendacious....describes some folks I love but are flawed by that. Lol...the word that just recently got me was obsequious which I am learning to spell tonight! See more on my blog post at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com!
    Happy reading LK!
    Beth

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    1. Will do! I like obsequious too. Thanks for stopping by, Beth! :D

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  7. Nice word.
    I haven't had to use the dictionary for a while now.

    My F&F

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  8. Classics are another story! I think they require having a dictionary handy!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

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  9. I don't know why, but I LOVE the word mendacious! MENDACIOUS! MENDACIOUS! MENDACIOUS! Sorry I should probably stop now! ;)
    Thanks for stopping by my FF'S for this week Book Me! and
    Carmen Jenner Author

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I visited both your blogs, too. Have a great weekend, Carmen!

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  10. Another great word, and I didn't know this one - it's wonderful to learn new ones :)

    Thanks for stopping by my FF post earlier. I am an old follower.

    Enjoy your weekend.

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  11. Thanks for stoping by my blog.
    New follower.
    my F&F
    http://kimberlysnovelnotes.blogspot.com/2012/09/friday-56-4-feature-friday-3.html

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  12. I think I heard of that one but didn't know what it meant LOL. This has been fun this week.

    Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend!

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  13. Never heard of that word, good one.

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

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  14. Classic literature is always good for big words, especially those that have fallen out of favour over the years.

    New follower - thanks for stopping by. Bob @ Beauty in Ruins

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  15. I guess you are reading a translation (unless you can read French?) So I wonder about the big words the translator chooses to use? Are you going to watch the movie?

    Following you.

    Lectus

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  16. I hope to read Les Miserables soon, I imagine I'll be needing a dictionary then! I'd try it in French but mine is too basic for the Classics!
    New Follower, thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  17. I don't remember that word being in my translation...lol!

    Old Follower who didn't have time to do a F&F this week...lol!

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  18. Wow, I'm lerning all kinds of new words this week, lol! I also read that book, but it's been a while ago, lol, and had to look it up too. New follower by GFC. :)

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

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  19. Hey hop following you

    http://chroniclesofabookaddict.blogspot.com

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