Jola Naibi

Writer and amateur photog. I seek to inspire and inform with the words I write and share and the photos I take. I have written a book of short stories: Terra Cotta Beauty, and I am working on a lot more. Reading and writing fuel my energy. In reading, I explore this vast and diverse world, in writing, I employ my over-active imagination and address the 'what-if' questions that life often throws at us.



By on January 15, 2014

I have always been fascinated by words and their meanings and the one that recently caught my eye was the word Shivaree.

 What does it mean? 

 It is a noisy mock serenade to a newly married couple

“A shivaree on Virginia Street brought these youngsters together to bang pots and make noise on the occassion of the Shovlin family wedding” – Debbie Bowman Shea, Irish Butte

In 19th-century rural America, a newly married couple might be treated to a mock serenade, performed with pots, pans, homemade instruments,, and other noisemakers.

Interestingly enough, Shivaree is also the name of an American alternative pop/rock band which was formed in 1997 and officially separated in 2007

You learn something new every day.