"That's a great deal to make one word mean," Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, "I always pay it extra."

Sunday, 22 March 2009


Two of the recent words on this blog have been diapahanous and ethereal. These are words that can be synonymous with gossamer. Gossamer means a fine film, as of cobwebs; a gauze fabric with an extremely fine texture; characterized by unusual lightness and delicacy.


  1. Love this word! Thanks for the reminder! I love the picture in my head when I read the word!

  2. The first thing I thought of when I saw this word on my updates was the BIG heart shaped fuzzy monster critter from Bugs Bunny cartoons :o)