November 02, 2011

Wordy Wednesday : Scrim

Good Wordy Wednesday morning!

Time to improve our vocabulary!  That's what gets us all out of bed in the morning, right?


Also - please note that my overdose of Winnie-the-Pooh-esque whimsy
has worn off, and we'll settle
for conventional spelling from here on out.

Today's word is :


:  a fabric used in bunting, curtains, etc.  :


:  such fabric used to form the illusion of a wall, in theater productions  :

Interestingly, this word popped up in a poem which was read at my writing class this week.

We turned it over a few times in our mouths to get the heft of it.

scrim, scrim, scrim

And I said I thought it was, like, when the windows freeze
around just the edges in the winter,
that frozen crust is the scrim.

Guess I'm not as smart as I think I am!

{Or as eloquent.}

Anyway, I'm still going to use it the way I want.
It's called poetic license.
Scrim certainly sounds crusty and frosty, doesn't it?

What do you think?

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  1. To me it sounds like a word to go with scram! You all need to scrim scam outta here! :)

  2. I might just have to adopt that phrase, Esther!


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