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PenelopeTX
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Re: What is your favorite word?

I like succinct, because ..... well, because it is succinct. Actually, I like most words that are.

 

succinct: marked by compact precise expression without wasting words

 

 

I like the word exacerbate for this reason. But I don't really wish anything to be exacerbated (made more violent, bitter, or severe).

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Re: What is your favorite word?

Since Penelope put words out there like "bird" LOL!

 

 

Two of my all time favorite words to use and say for some reason would have to be "Awesome" and "Way Cool", I use them all the time!!

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Re: What is your favorite word?


PenelopeTX wrote:

 

To me, the funniest sounding word in the English language is "bird." I sometimes play a game with myself where I try to imagine myself as a complete stranger (an alien?) hearing only sounds, comprehending nothing, and "bird" makes me giggle every time (perhaps this should be posted on the geek thread instead).

 


You just make me laugh:smileyvery-happy:, Penelope!

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Re: What is your favorite word?

Thanks Carmen! Let's hope Ryan doesn't kick me out for being a goof. But I really do laugh at that word. 
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KathyS
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Re: What is your favorite word?


Ryan_G wrote:

I'm not sure what made me think of this question but here you go.  What is your favorite word to say?  What word is spelled in such a way it grabs your attention?  Or is it a word that when spoken out loud makes you want to say it over and over again?  I know just picking one is going to be hard but I would like to see everyone's try anyway.

 

Mine is defenestration.  I think it's the comibnation of the way it sounds when spoken out loud along with the definition.  Which for those who don't know, put simply, it's the act of throwing someone out a window.  At least that's the definition I like.


 

Ryan, there is only one word that I would choose to use, as mine...and that word would be Passion.

It encompasses everything, and everyone in my life.  My art, my music, my writing, my reading, my friends.  It's my life - who I am. Simple as that.

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Re: What is your favorite word?

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Paula717 wrote:

 

I'm too much of a "Flibbertigibbet" to have thought of that. :smileyvery-happy:

 

Flibbertigibbet: silly or scatterbrained person

 

 

 


   Paula you have the funniest words! I am so a Flibbertigibbet (my new favorite word LOL)!Where did you even see or hear these words? I for one have never heard or seen them before now. Thank you. 

 

 

After writing the above statement ---- I was just reading The Graveyard Book by Gaiman and this word ended up being on the next page, to funny.

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Re: What is your favorite word?


carmen22 wrote:

Paula717 wrote:

 

I'm too much of a "Flibbertigibbet" to have thought of that. :smileyvery-happy:

 

Flibbertigibbet: silly or scatterbrained person

 


   Paula you have the funniest words! I am so a Flibbertigibbet (my new favorite word LOL)! Where did you even see or hear these words? I for one have never heard or seen them before now. Thank you. 


Carmen, I think that word is older than you are!   Come to think of it, it's probably older than me!  :smileyhappy:

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carmen22 wrote:

After writing the above statement ---- I was just reading The Graveyard Book by Gaiman and this word ended up being on the next page, to funny.
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That's too funny!!!! :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: What is your favorite word?

Great question!

Just to throw my 2 cents in I like the words "Profligate" and " Rectitude".

I have other favorite words but those came to mind right now.

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Re: What is your favorite word?

Mine are--

 

 

Humdrum--- Dull

 

Effervescent---- Bubbly