Wednesday, May 13, 2009

A Few Words

Words I like:
peach
swirl
decorous
serendipity
tomatillo


Words I use too often:
yeah
cool
no
maybe
ridiculous


Words that drive me up the wall:

functionality
task
gingivitis
behoove
fab


Words I think are a little depressing:

drip
hours
lozenge
fungus
assessment


Words that are fun to say:

pickle
rigmarole
squeaky
bamboo
scoop


Words that are the color blue (because I’m kooky that way):
day
face
December
faint
lackadaisical


Words that are funny just because:
rutabaga
ointment
dither
wad
bamboozle


Words that are satisfying to say:
freak
smack
anything ending in ‘k’
gooey
intercontinental


My favorite word that doesn’t sound anything like its meaning:
pulchritudinous


Got any favorite words? (Reminder: kids are reading...)

21 comments:

Kim Kasch said...

U R so write ;-) I love gooey

PJ Hoover said...

Oh, I love this post! I overuse (!). Does that count?
And I say Ok quite a bit.

C.R. Evers said...

LOL! I love your posts.

I like the word "fortuitous" because it sounds smart. . . plus, within the same week that I learned it, I heard it used in a phrase on Scooby Doo. The dialogue used it as, "A fortuitious coink-y-dink" . . . which was funny. Smart and funny is my all time fave combination! So . . .

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Dither. I like it too.
And Scrumptious, Brilliant, Wicked, Dojo and Dingleberry.

Rebecca Ramsey said...

What a great list.
I also like old lady words like flabbergasted. And British words like gobsmacked.

Anonymous said...

Great posting.
I like:

Concoction!

E

Shelli said...

fabulous - word I love

moist - word I loathe!

;)

Bish Denham said...

Great post and a really nice exercise.

I love the word velvet.

A word that still trips me up when I read it and that I enjoy saying is, epitome.

ICQB said...

I like squashy.

adrienne said...

Kim - I especially like gooey when it comes before dessert. :)

PJ - I'm an exclamation markaholic!!! I really do not exclaim that much in real life.

Christy - That's a great line! I love those funny juxtapositions.

Green Girl - Dingleberry is a funny word. :-D

Becky - Gobsmacked has to be one of my favorites, even though I never think to use it (and I get gobsmacked often enough).

E - Concoction is a great one, especially when it's frozen :)

Shelli - I agree with moist - there's something icky about it. :p

adrienne said...

Bish - There are so many of those words that would be hard to guess the pronunciation - paradigm is one that used to throw me.

ICQB - You have me wondering about the subtle differences between squishy and squashy... :D

Kelly said...

Great list! And now I must look up Pulchritudinous!
I say the words baby, whatever, and what too much.

Mary Witzl said...

I'm a fan of 'bamboozle' and 'gooey' too, and 'brouhaha' is a firm favorite. I'm also crazy about 'emerald', 'aquamarine', 'scarlet', 'aubergine', and 'quagmire'.

The word 'fab' makes me cringe, as do 'hubby', 'do' (for 'hairdo'), 'barbie' for 'barbecue' and on and on. As a general rule, I don't do abbreviations.

K said...

I over use actually, apparently and awesome (in my blog at least).

Great post.

Suzie said...

Nector sometimes I love sometimes I hate it. But it is fun to say

LW said...

Words I love…… Juxtaposition and gewgaw

Word I despise …………obvious
It is the way people use this word to belittle others that gets me.

Word that was in your post that brought back wonderful memories … rigmarole.
This was one of my dad’s favorite
words.

Louise

Anne Spollen said...

I love the word shimmer.

My daughter keeps a list and her current favorite is gazebo.

I wish lol would die...

Fun post!

Ara Burklund said...

Great list, Adrienne! My favorite lately is *delicious*. I don't say it aloud so much, but in writing? I've got to come up with some synonyms!

Thanks for adding me to your sidebar! I just saw it. That's so sweet of you! : )

Debbie said...

How fun. I like this. I may have to do this one:)

adrienne said...

Kelly - One of my favorite lines is from Dumbo, when the ringmaster introduces the "pulchritudinous pachyderms".

Mary - I'm not crazy about abbreviations, either - or anything that sounds buzzwordy.

K - Me, too - and I should add 'interesting' and 'totally' to my list.

Suzie - That seems like one of those words that sounds funny when you say it over and over.

Louise - Some of my favorites are ones I remember from childhood. I think my mom was the only person I heard using 'decorous'...probably why I like it.

Anne - Okay, lol about lol! Sorry. It bugs me too, but sometimes I just give in...
I love that your daughter has an ongoing list.

Ara - So you discovered my appetizing sidebar of flavorful blogs! And now I'm wondering what you're writing about that's so delicious. :)

Debbie - You should! I'd love to see what's on your list.

Rena said...

Love this post!