Friday, December 4, 2009
Frequently used memoir words.
In my November 27 post I marveled at seeing the word "boustrophedon" in two different books I read for this project. Eric Weiner spoke of eating harkl (rotten shark) in Iceland, and although I had never heard of it before then, the word came up again in Eat My Globe. On July 28 I mentioned that I had come to a place in both books I was reading (Weiner's and Gilbert's) about ashrams (another word I had never heard before). Harkl and ashram also both appear in Plenty - they actually appear on facing pages.