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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?

8 comments:

Bubblewench said...

recently, it's been jackass

David in DC said...

Defenestrate.

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!
Dammit.
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.
WAH.

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).