May 5, 2010

Wonderous Words Wednesday (2 of 2)

Hosted by Kathy at Bermudanonion's Weblog
  Today's word comes from Still Midnight by Denise Mina
Pronunciation: \ ˌba-lə-ˈklä-və, -ˈkla- \
a knit cap for the head and neck called also balaclava helmet


bermudaonion said...

I've always lived in the South where you don't need balaclavas, but I knew that word for some odd reason. Thanks for participating!

Carin Siegfried said...

That is a word that always bugs me when I see it as I picture some kind of weird black scarf/ski mask kind of thing. Like Bermudaonion, I am Southern and we don't wear hats down here so maybe that's why.

Sharla said...

What a fun word! I might go around the house saying that all day. Happy blogging. :)

CMash said...

Kathy: Your welcome....thank you for hosting. I am thinking since I am learning so many new words because of this meme, that I should make myself a "wonderous word" journal so I don't forget. I have those two awful conditions....senior moments (sometimes hours lol) and CRS.

Carin: I am getting the same picture in my mind when I see this word in my current read.

Sharla: LOL as long as you say it in the house. Not sure what people would think if you did it elsewhere lol.

PeachyTO said...

We certainly know this word in Canada. I get nervous when I see someone wearing one, though. You never know who could be underneath it. I have a post here if you're interested.