WORD! Ajumble

Pierre Metivier

OK – ladies we’re starting a new Word of the Day feature.  We know -it’s not original, but we love learning new words and want to pass on the joy of verbosity.

Ajumble popped off the page, last night as I was reading an article in the New Yorker written by Hendrick Hertzberg on the controversial Mosque near Ground Zero.

Ah, the “Ground Zero mosque.” Well, for a start, it won’t be at Ground Zero. It’ll be on Park Place, two blocks north of the World Trade Center site (from which it will not be visible), in a neighborhood ajumble with restaurants, shops (electronics, porn, you name it), churches, office cubes, and the rest of the New York mishmash. Park51, as it is to be called, will have a large Islamic “prayer room,” which presumably qualifies as a mosque. 

Thanks Hendrick for sharing such a fun word. OK so it’s not officially in the dictionary -but shoots it was in the New Yorker so we’ll use it anyway!
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Comments

  1. “OK so it’s not officially in the dictionary…”

    Neither is refudiate but we sort of like that one, too 🙂

    Do you think the writer is blending “akimbo” and jumbled?

    Love this idea, by the way.. Here’s my new favorite: Brobdingnag!

  2. Ha – Love Brobdingnag! What does it mean?

  3. ooh that may have to be tomorrow’s word!

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