"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."

Friday, 22 February 2013


If you come across the word girandole you will need to know the context to understand its meaning because the word has a number of interpretations. It can be a type of firework, like a Catherine wheel; a revolving fountain jet; a type of candle holder; and a piece of jewellery in which a large central stone is surrounded by smaller ones.

This is one type of girandole.... 



  1. You've forgotten the pasta! Barilla (and other manufacturers) have a pasta shape called girandole. They are nice and keep the sugo (sauce) sticking to them very well.

    1. Well, I didn't know that! Mind you, there are so many pasta shapes I don't know. They seem to come up on quizzes quite often. I'll remember that one in future, thanks Meike.