Monday, 11 January 2016

Americanah: new words

 of course I've encountered some more new words and its time to share them with you.
First, what on earth is a Panini? Apparently its sandwich made with Italian bread, usually toasted.
And where is Cozumel? Its a resort Island in the Caribbean , off the NE coast of the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico. 
And patina? Get ready, it lengthy. It could either be a green or brown film on the surface of bronze or similar metals, produced by oxidation over a long period or a gloss or sheen on wooden  furniture produced by age and polishing or the impression or appearance of something. 
A Golliwog is a soft doll with bright clothes, a black face and fuzzy hair.
And lastly Russet which is a reddish brown colour.
And oh! Ifemelu in a blogpost, orders us to look up the paper bag test and tar baby which I did (don't be lazy, look it up too) And why didn't anyone tell me that water melon could be racist, thought it was just a name for a big red fruit.