Three great words:

In Ramblings on December 10, 2007 by Cody McComas

Flotsam: the part of the wreckage of a ship and its cargo found floating on the water.

Jetsam: cargo or equipment thrown overboard to lighten a ship in distress.

Lagan: goods (or wreckage) on the sea bed that is attached to a buoy so that it can be recovered


4 Responses to “Three great words:”

  1. The Little Mermaid? It just has to be. Let there be no mistake about it.

  2. I do love the word Flotsam and there is a great children’s book by the same name. It has to do with a special camera. It is my favorite gift book. Great concept and a wonderful for every child to have in their vocabulary.

  3. I know I will make good use of these words in the near future…thanks for intruducing me to them! 🙂

  4. also
    defenestrate – to throw out of a window
    steatopygous – having a large buttocks
    omphaloskepsis – to consider/think about your belly button
    dactylonomy – the art of counting on one’s fingers


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