Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Names, terms, words

What are some of your favorite words? Words mean so much and have such power, we ought to use the right ones to express our thoughts. Most of us are lazy about words. I know I am. Oh, I'm delighted when I find just the right one. But how often do I attempt to find the right word, unless I'm writing? And even then, sometimes the word just comes to me, but other times I must go and seek it out, hunt it down and tie it into my message. It always seems that when I'm speaking or tossing off an email to a friend I don't even try to come up with anything other than ordinary vocabulary. I'm in such a rush to say what needs to be said and move on.

What are your favorite words? Randomly list them for me. Some of mine, in no particular order are:

fluidity, acquiesce, sanguine, scuppered, aesthetic, banana, penchant, tranquility, bonanza, canine, Bolivia, archipelago (how do YOU pronounce that word, many debates on that one), velvet, charity, sensuous, simpleton, breviary, ambo, lilac, lily (of course), rose, lavendar, chocolate (what self respecting woman wouldn't like that one?), harbor, humility, enigmatic, nymph, muse, muscular, crunch, fluff, forensic, perpetual, rendezvous, escargot, cedar, whisper, pop, glug, vexation, duty, witticism, criticism, phonics, perplexity, articulate, eloquence, thesaurus (not only a useful tool when discussing words, but also an awesome specimen itself), gorilla

I could go on, but I think I will do this again another time. What are your favorite words. Pretty ambitious for a new blogger to start off with a question, dontcha think?

2 comments:

MaryT said...

Some of my favorite words are:

homespun
cinnamon
home
hearth
misty
wispy
hug
queen anne's lace
lavender
handmade
autumn
pumpkin
harvest moon
family
nippy
dappled
falling leaves
seasonal
hugs

I love your blog!!!

Katherine T. Lauer said...

archipelago: I pronounce it ar-ki-PEL-a-go, but I don't know if that is right!