Geralyn Wichers

"Life is a great adventure, or nothing"

The word that’s been stuck in my head, and an epic way to say ‘rubble’?   Read this week in The Children of Men by P. D. James.

detritus |diˈtrītəs| (noun)

waste or debris of any kind: streets filled with rubble and detritus.

• gravel, sand, silt, or other material produced by erosion.

• organic matter produced by the decomposition of organisms.

ORIGIN late 18th cent. (in the sense ‘detrition’): from French détritus, from Latin detritus, from deterere ‘wear away.’

Definition courtesy of the New Oxford American Dictionary.


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