Wednesday, November 01, 2006

WORDS: Fun to Say

mellifluous
ransack
serendipitous
fork
calamity
jeepers
rickety
poop

17 comments:

Hilda said...

I like to say "plethora" - if James lipton were to ever ask me what my favorite word is, i would say "plethora". Just rolls off the tongue..."plethora".

"Zeitgeist", "zaftig", "alas" and my word du jour "phenomenal"!

Anonymous said...

I like words that evoke their meaning. "Allure" does a good job of that, I think, and "skillet" sounds exactly like the noise you get when you throw chopped onion into a hot one.

I often get stuck on saying a word again and again in my mind, more often even than songs sneak in and clog up the works.

--bristlesage

Corey Redekop said...

My favourite?

"Flummoxed."

Savour it on your tongue like a soft mint. Flummoxed. Mmmmm.

I actually got praise from a partner when I was a lawyer. "Corey used the word flummoxed in front of a judge!"

Good times.

Claire said...

Fork. Fork. FORK!

Love it.

Cxx

rdl said...

like yr. list. last nite a friends 12 yr. old daugher laughed when i said jeepers. she said that i was the only one beside her mother who said it - in other words we're ancient. sad but true.

Kathy said...

I like to say "ecclesiastical," "iconoclast," and "anachronism." That "ksst" sound is delicious. Hilda, I like "zaftig," too.

Other words I like for no particular reason, I just do: tatterdemalion, plebian, hoecake. My all time favorite has to be "syzygy." (By the way, I just consulted dictionary number two for the spelling of that one.)

trophycase said...

What about 'pillow'? That's a good word. 'Water wings' two simple words that sound great together. 'Wichita'. I met my wife in 'Wichita'. Oh, and 'fudgesicle'.

Anonymous said...

tatterdemalion (name of my new blog)
bougainvillea
flibbertigibbet
perambulate

Shona said...

archipelago
topic
snowplough

Margolicious said...

I have one/three words for you:

knick-knack-paddiwhack

'Nuff said.

Also,

panoply
bitty
rife
replete
myriad (noun AND adjective-awesome!)
snorkle
uber

and...a little old Italian verb called "vegliare" (vel-yah-deh) - no good equivalent in English, but something along the lines of to care for, watch over, provide for, nurture and cure.

SOOOO many more words that I say over and over again and spell out in my mind with the feeling of caressing and licking the letters with my brain's tongue. Sorry...I know it's Sicky Sickerton.

Katherine said...

Aesthetic
Serendipitous
Ambiguity
Mitten

Jamie said...

I like "refrigerator" and "gallimaufry." And of course "Constantinople."

Anonymous said...

I have always loved the word glue. Just say it, slowly, lovingly. Let the glottal gl burst forth into a long, drawn out ooof, naturally, the l developing organically from the g and the tongue bowing forward ... it's a fun word, is what I'm saying.
People have never really understood that about me. I get these funny looks.

Mags said...

"agathokakological". I manage to use it surprisingly often, even if it does get me some odd looks.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Didn't Horace Walpole give us 'serendipitous' in his short story "The Three Princes of Serendip"?

It's a small small world.

lj said...

Have you visited wordie.org? You can keep a list of your favorite words.

superfluous
kerfluffle

Anonymous said...

The word "pudenda" is awfully fun to say.