Today the Dragon Wins

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Sandy Lender is the editor of an international trade publication and the author of the fantasy novels Choices Meant for Gods and Choices Meant for Kings, available from ArcheBooks Publishing, and the series-supporting chapbook, What Choices We Made.

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Monday, February 19, 2007

Word of the Day
Monday, February 19, 2007
Bantling (noun) – I get the impression this is not a very positive word – it means “a young child” but it comes from a German background with a “sordid” history. It starts out meaning “a child begotten on a bench” and that can’t be great, right? It gets around to the German word “bankling” meaning bastard.

Word in a Sentence: In my novel Choices Meant for Gods, Godric and Kora return to Arcana with the bantling wondering how their lives will progress.

Your turn! Can you use this one in a sentence?

“Some days, you just want the dragon to win.”

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Blogger Jeni said...

Just out of curiosity - do you suppose the word "bantling" had any bearing on the naming of those small chickens called "banties"? Not the same exactly but some similarities there perhaps - small instead of young maybe. Could explain the conception on a bench thing though ya know.

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