Daily Archives: September 4, 2013

Word Wednesday- September 4, 2013-Miasma


This week’s word is MIASMA. I’m in the process of polishing a novel I wrote last November during NaNoWriMo and part of the story takes place in a bar. I used the word miasma in one of the scenes. I love this word.

It means a highly unpleasant smell or vapor. If you’ve ever been to New Orleans and down Bourbon Street, the miasma that floats over that are is the smell of stale beer and vomit.