Sunday, May 27, 2012

Mahonia

Mahonia is a member of the evergreen family and has leathery leaves that resemble holly leaves. Its blue berries are edible but tart. The bark is gray-brown and the shrub can grow to ten feet tall.

I had never seen Mahonia until I moved to North Carolina where its very prevalent. It was love at first sight.
I also was enamored of the plant's name. Mahonia. Isn't it a great word?
Author Amarinda Jones has incorporated 'pukeable' into her Amarandisms.
I've incorporated Mahonia, as a Sandraism. My former sister-in-law and I used it as a greeting instead of hello.
What wordism have you made your own?

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I poured thick warm syrup over my pancakes.
I took a mouthful, chewed, swallowed, then closed my eyes and purred in delight. My eyes flew open. I really did purr.

4 comments:

  1. I don't have one. I need to adopt me, I think. I watch a UK reality show and they're always saying jel for jealous or Raheem (a made up word) to mean good or excellent.

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  2. That plant is so cool. And you can eat the berries, eh? I love the name! It would be a wonderful name for a character...

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