Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Tuesday Word Bytes; Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmm!

I LOVE words!  I think language is the best part of being a human.  There's nothing as good as taking a new word and rolling it around the inside of my mouth and feeling how it tastes.

Todays word;

Deipnosophist (dipe-nos-oh-fist)

Greek origin:  deipnon ( meal) + sophistes (wise)

A person skilled at table talk.

master of the art of diningparticularly learned conversation.

Think of Downton Abbey, and how often everything was painstakingly thought of with the intension of providing a pleasant and interesting dining experience. (And how often it went catastrophically wrong!)

Glittering conversation was as important as the fare served.
Downton Abbey
Roman Dining

Victorian Picnic

Shouldn't it still?

What's your favorite word this week?


Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...


Anonymous said...

A fun word...I never would have guessed its meaning. :) (visiting from Roses of Inspiration).

Laura Lane said...

I don't know, but I like this feature.

Stephanie said...

This is definitely my mom! I have never met a woman who is more gifted at carrying on a conversation at the table with guests :)

Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

magnoliasntea said...

I enjoy words, too, and LOVE to play Scrabble, but I have to admit I skim over words sometimes when I'm reading unless I just don't get the gist of it from the "root" or rest of the sentence it is in. I've never watch Downton Abbey as we have not owned a television for years.
Have a great weekend!
p.s. I just this a.m. found your comment at my blog and left an answer to your question. http://foothillsofthegreatsmokymountains.blogspot.com/2007/04/blog-post.html