Wednesday, April 8, 2015

G is for Godwottery

We're back with another great vocabulary word!

Today's word is: GODWOTTERY

I love this word.  Not only does it sound funny, but it also has two very different and strange definitions.

One definition is: a highly romantic, exaggerated garden that is composed of bizarrely incompatible plants and objects.

This definition comes from a Victorian era poem by T.E. Brown, and you can learn more about that HERE if you're interested.  It's a great history.

The second definition is: affected, archaic language.

So, that means if you're using strange, infrequently used or archaic terms to impress people, you're guilty of godwottery.  The same could be said if you like to keep lots of lawn gnomes and pottery and unusual plants in your garden.

Language is strange and I love it!

Reasons to know this word:
-It's a fun word to say!
-If you're using the words you learn from me to impress your friends, you now know a fancy term to describe that action.  Cool, huh?


  1. Hi.
    I've been studying English as a foreign language, and I find your posts interesting.
    This is my first time to see the word 'GODWOTTERY'. There are so many English words I don't know... I must come here often and learn more.

    Letters from the Land of Cherry Blossoms

  2. Oh this is such fun theme you have here this year. I am really enjoying all the new-to-me words.

  3. Godwottery; what a funny little word! I definitely am guilty of Godwottery from time to time!


  4. You have to say it out loud in order for it to be funny.

    Enjoy the rest of the Challenge.

  5. That is a fun word. Say it five times fast!

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
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    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

  6. I think I have a godwottery garden! I'm blaming it on the drought.

  7. p.s. Forgot to tell you I'm a new follower.

  8. I'm enjoying learning new words!

    -Kathy (A-Z)