I’ve enjoyed reading my whole life, and I’ve also loved words. Some words I’ve only ever seen written so have no idea how to pronounce, and some words I have an idea of what they refer to but don’t really know the meaning. I knew from Anne of Green Gables that “stout” was a word that referred to someone’s size, but I had thought it sounded like it would refer to a skinny person.
Here’s an assortment of words I enjoy. Some I’ve learned from other bloggers. Some are profane and some are obscure, but they’ve all got a certain somethin-somethin.
- Fuck: one of the most versatile and expressive words there is
- Unfuckwithable: ok, so this isn’t actually a word, but I’m borrowing this from Searching For My Inner Zen
- Mellifluous: sweet sounding, soothing
- Cacophony: a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds; Revenge of Eve is with me on loving this one
- Tenebrosity: the quality of being dark or shadowy
- Cockamamie: I actually used this once in a blog post and was quite pleased with that
- Heebie-jeebies: as in creepy crawlies give me the heebie jeebies
- Onomatopoeia: a word that sounds like what it refers to
- Kerfuffle: this has an onomatopoeic flavour to it
- Shit: almost as versatile as fuck
- Superfluous: unnecessary
- Concatenation: a series of interconnected things
- Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: fear of long words – thanks to My Loud Bipolar Whispers for this one
- Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: I know, I know, it’s not a real word, but I wanted to throw this in because in grade 4 I was the only student in the class that could spell this. Why that stuck in my memory I’m not really sure, but I guess we’ve all got to be proud of something.
What are some of your favourites?