Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Wacky Word Wednesday - Bibelot

(BIB loh)
by Rachel Hoyt

image by sippakorn via
You buy a bibelot
not for show,
but because you know,
inside it can stow
memories to make you glow.

Beloved knick-knacks from abroad are bibelots.
© 2012 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

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  1. that is pretty cool...another word that sounds very different but after you know makes sense as well..

    1. I certainly didn't know what it was the first time I saw it, but I really liked the sound of the word.

  2. I like this word. Bibelot, bibelot, bibelot.
    So when I have people tour my house I can now call my one special shelf a bibelot shelf. It currently contains a Cricket Ball from London, Champagne Glass from the Eiffel Tower and foreign currency from Ireland and Mexico.

    I like my bibelot shelf.

    1. That sounds like an awesome bibelot shelf to me! :)

  3. I have lots of bibelots too many in fact! Maybe I need to have bibelottery to auction them off? :-) Thank you Rachel for another great word. Love gewgaw too...

    1. I had to look it up, but gewgaw is a great word! It seems there are at least three words for knick knack. :)

  4. I love the word knick-knack, it's cool to know there's another weird word that means the same. Maybe it didn't stick because "bibelot paddywack give the dog a bone" isn't as catchy :)

    1. Hehe. :P Good one. Of course we probably could make a few new catchy rhymes with bibelot and gewgaw. :)

      Gewgaw, thing you saw, bought and took it home... :)


Rhyming or not, I would like a lot to hear the thoughts my words brought...