Thursday, November 8, 2007

word up

I love words. Words have always intrigued me. I have some that I hate, like poo, and potty. (It drives me nuts to hear grown women excuse themselves to "go potty".)
I don't want to talk about that, though.
Instead I want to focus on words I love. Like "gobsmacked". I know, its a British term. But it just sounds so good. Say it with me, now. Gobsmacked. It sounds great, doesn't it? I cannot use the word often enough. One of the best nights I had in the ICU was the night our British (and favourite) traveler used the word Gobsmacked. I toss in extra u's for her, because I like her that much.
Tulip. I also love the word Tulip. And not because it's my favourite flower. (Another u for my friend, there.. )Just. Tulip.
And how about insouciant? I now think of Cami when I use it. Also, I love the word vivacious.
Stagnant. There is another word I hate. Expectorant is another word I can't stand. Mucous also doesn't thrill me.
'Loverly', though. another favorite word.

So, there are some of mine. Show and tell. What's your favourite word?


Bubblewench said...

recently, it's been jackass

David in DC said...


I'm also a big fan of brouhaha and kerfuffle.

Rapscallion, rake and ne-er-do-well.

And how about philtrum? Do you know where your philtrum's is? Mine is recently exposed.

FUBAR and SNAFU may be my favorite acronyms.

But I hate sanction. It can mean to permit. It can also mean to forbid. What are ya gonna do with a word like that?

Mimi said...

I agree with vivacious. I also love ubiquitous, melancholy, and bruhaha.

MY OWN WOMAN... said...

Exsanguinate - don't know why, I just like the word.

mielikki said...

wow, MOW, what a choice! I do kind of like the way it sounds, too, but just, wow!

Good choices as well, the rest of you!

sybil law said...

Dude - I would read this right before bed, therefore all brain dead - like!
I like the word, "fuck". Well, come on! I had to play along and really, it is true!
But I like others as well.
Too bad I am too tired to name any.

CamiKaos said...

I hooked on wicked today. I have always loved the word but then Jo called me wicked and I am back on it. I just loved the sound of it.

DaddyKaos said...

There are two words I am particularly fond of, materialistic and arrogance. They both seem to define our past, present and future as residents of the good ole U S of A(ssholes).