As we near the end of the atozchallenge challenge, I am feeling melancholy for the early days of April where I could look ahead at the blog calendar and marvel at all the alphabetical possibilities! *sigh*

And so I bring you Widdershins. Yet another fabulous word with a specific meaning that must be brought back from obscurity.

Meaning: Counterclockwise  (like the circle on the left appears to move)

Take a gander at this website if you have a few minutes and will not be operating heavy machinery:

Image: http://www.psy.ritsumei.ac.jp/~akitaoka/rotate6e.html

The word is such a wonder, it has an entire web page dedicated just to it. It has a single page. Go see:

We’re in the home stretch folks! Almost to Z! What are we supposed to do in MAY!?

My W read (a two-fer for W):

Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte…  Heathcliff!!  Cathy!!  Heathcliff!!
The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy – you MUST read this book.  (adore Conroy)

My W Listen: Wrong by Depeche Mode – something about this video has always mesmerized me. 

About the Author Corinne

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  1. I have to admit I had never heard that word before reading Terry Pratchett’s Discworld books and even then for the longest time I thought he had made it up. It just sounds so awesomely ridiculous.

  2. I love that song and that video – I posted it on my blog a while back. And I had to check out your widdershins (dizzying!). The word also has magical connotations and is an excellent book by Charles deLint.

    As for may, I think I may take a few more days off!

  3. I had an optical illusion like that set as my background once. I kept staring at it.
    What a fun word too. Love it!

    Also for May… um, repeat the challenge by yourself? ;)

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