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Seif
06-02-2008, 07:02 PM
For some reason mine is 'Whipper snapper' and I try to include it all my writings. Sometimes I create a character exclusively just say that word or may use it let's say as part of a background conversation or something that the MC heard on the TV.

What is your favourite word and do you covertly insert in to your writing and secretly giggle when ever you see it? (or is that just the weird amongst us?)

Come on then you bloody whipper snapper, speak! ;)

Elladog
06-02-2008, 09:24 PM
Mine's a little different. It's not so much like a secret joke with myself, the way yours is, but I love, love, love the word "kitchen". I love how it sounds, I love what it means, I love the various feelings and ideas and senses it tickles. It's a comfort, it's a burden, it's peaceful, it's chaotic, it's cozy, it's clinical, it's just awesome.

slcboston
06-02-2008, 09:26 PM
my favorite word would depend on my mood, i think..

though I have a favorite swear word. :D

JoNightshade
06-02-2008, 09:29 PM
Archetype. For some reason I love the "arch" sound. Archepelago, oligarchy, archeology, architecture.

BlueLucario
06-02-2008, 09:29 PM
My favorite word is, free.

Because I like free stuff.

Mr Flibble
06-02-2008, 09:34 PM
Turnip. It turns up everywhere. It's kinda of a joke between me and my mates ( that and putting wrestlers in as walk on characters, and seeing if they can spot them :))

gypsyscarlett
06-02-2008, 09:59 PM
I have two. Both for how they sound and their meaning.

Passion and Ambrosia

Sophia
06-02-2008, 10:04 PM
Crop. I just like the sound of it, especially when it's said without any breathiness. I think because it sounds like a sound effect. :D Crisp and clipped. I hadn't thought of deliberately including it in a story, but I think I'll try it now!

Meerkat
06-02-2008, 10:07 PM
Honorarium.

MsK
06-02-2008, 10:34 PM
sensual and sensuous

Hollan
06-02-2008, 10:47 PM
Besides swear words (which are all my favorites) it's a toss up between lollygag and bamboozle. I just like how they sound, and they make me laugh. But I've never used them in any of my work. Someday.

Fern
06-02-2008, 10:55 PM
odoriferous - I have no idea why. I guess I don't really care for all the other words that mean the same thing.

slcboston
06-02-2008, 11:00 PM
after much thought... dorp.

Yes, it's a real word. I like it not so much bcs I've ever had occasion to use it (other than the crossword where it first popped up) but bcs it just reminds me of all the little gems of the language that are out there.

underthecity
06-02-2008, 11:43 PM
"Horse-manuring around."

My dad used to say that when I was growing up (Stop horse-manuring around and do it, already!) I love saying it out loud because it just has a great ring to it. And it sounds funnier than "horse-sh*tting around."

I finally found a place to use it very late in my story.

allen

Matera the Mad
06-03-2008, 05:34 AM
Maybe...parsnip. I loerrrve the vegetable, and I have honored it by inserting it into my writing.

He wanted to run, but there was no place to go, even if he could. His legs were cooked parsnips.
It may go over better if you know that the parsnip is a long root that is delectably tender when cooked.

C.bronco
06-03-2008, 05:38 AM
My Mom's favorite is ubliet. That's pretty cool.

I'm fickle with favorite words. Ephemeral is a good one. I also like palpable.

shielamarie
06-03-2008, 06:00 AM
"L-O-V-E"

Most of my writings are inspired by love..

Love by family. Love by friends. Love by strangers. Anything about LOVE.

Danger Jane
06-03-2008, 06:18 AM
Archetype. For some reason I love the "arch" sound. Archepelago, oligarchy, archeology, architecture.


Jo, maybe we're brain twins...my favorite is archipelago, too. I have a thing for Greek-derived words, not to mention, uh, maritime ones? So sea, isle, island are pretty much all just as good.

Well, my favorite appropriate word. Certain appalling curse words are just a bit more satisfying to say, often :tongue

Polenth
06-03-2008, 06:28 AM
Tintinabulation.

I've not included it in any stories, as it's a bit distinctive.

lakotagirl
06-03-2008, 06:35 AM
Crop. I just like the sound of it, especially when it's said without any breathiness. I think because it sounds like a sound effect. :D Crisp and clipped. I hadn't thought of deliberately including it in a story, but I think I'll try it now!

Oh Crap! I can't believe you stole my favorite word! And I do include it in every story I can. (It's a pretty easy word to include.)

scully931
06-03-2008, 06:37 AM
I love GENUFLECT!

I remember the first time I heard it and understood its meaning - The Genie from Aladdin sings: "Genuflect! Show some respect! Down on one knee..."

Exir
06-03-2008, 08:01 AM
blob.
squab.
chiwawa.

I like how they sound.

MoonWriter
06-03-2008, 08:36 AM
stewardesses, cause I can type it all with my left hand, and I'm left handed, although I ambidextrous at a few things. This answer covers a few of the threads in OP, too.

Joycecwilliams
06-03-2008, 08:49 AM
My favorite word is, free.

Because I like free stuff.

I love free stuff too...

Do you freecycle?

Joycecwilliams
06-03-2008, 09:06 AM
I don't know what it is but I tend to like "s" words. sapient, savant, slake, slither, slurpee, sapidity, but I also like philter..

Seif
06-03-2008, 12:18 PM
that and putting wrestlers in as walk on characters, and seeing if they can spot them :))

Lol! That would be so cool.

Imagine having Undertaker in as some supernatural character?

In my 2nd WIP I have a character based upon the Ultimate Warrior (mannerisms etc) who happens to be a fanatical Muslim. You can just imagine how that is going to sound:

The Ultimate Fanatic is stood outside the Oxford Circus tube station.

'[snort] I have received a message [snort] from the Almighty above [snort] from the heavens [snort] telling me of my greatness[snort] telling me that I AM THE CHOSEN ONE [snort] YOU WILL BURN IN HELL and YOU WILL BURN IN HELL and [snort] YOU WILL BURN IN HELL [SNORT]'

And he just points at random people passing by. A woman in a business suit carrying the morning's metro under her arms throws a 10p coin at his feet.

'I have no need for YOUR KAFIR MONEY'

The fanatic proceeds to gorilla press the lady before slamming her into a flower stand.

'Now feel the power of the ULTIMATE FANATIC - AAAAAARRRRRGHHH!'

A demure and indecisive ticket inspector witnesses the whole incident and screams over the radio:

'...I think he's having a seizure! Repeat crazy guy is having a seizure!'

To which a passing doctor, fully clad in a white gown, stethoscope and one of those big shiny mirrors tied on a band around his head replies:

'Sedate him! sedate him! For God's sake somebody Sedate him!'

The ultimate fanatic continues his rampage throughout the tube station by shredding to pieces such literary gems as the 'London Lite'.

The fanatic screams: 'I shall rid the world of this western anti-fanatic propaganda.'

An old woman approaches him. She is so old that she is supported by a walking stick shaking in her hands, has a scarf wrapped around her head and is wearing glasses as thick as milk bottles. Bearing an uncanny resemblance to the Queen. She taps him on the shoulder,

'Now listen you, you little whipper snapper! Just you behave yourself or else I'll have you over my knees. Tickety boo?'

There I've included two of my favourite words and one of my favourite characters.

I feel so fulfilled!

sheadakota
06-03-2008, 04:50 PM
Copestetic

DrewPBottom
06-04-2008, 10:08 AM
Magnanimous. I just checked and yes, it is in my first ms.

plaidearthworm
06-04-2008, 10:46 AM
My favorite word changes constantly, but one of my favorites is: topping. Usually means something good, like butterscotch topping, or pizza topping. Or frozen non-dairy topping. Strawberry topping. Man, I'm hungry. ;)

Zenera
06-04-2008, 12:12 PM
Cookie.... ^-^ I give myself treats, when I finish a set word count for myself.

Alice.S
06-04-2008, 12:18 PM
Oxymoron...I try to include at least 102 in my writings

darby
06-04-2008, 12:43 PM
discombobulate

Matera the Mad
06-05-2008, 07:02 AM
lol

I confess to a sincere love of "piss" -- the serene simplicity of the word, its directness, the onomatopoeia.

kristie911
06-05-2008, 08:19 AM
Sardonic

darrtwish
06-09-2008, 01:18 AM
Mine would be ostentatious and tawdry.

catethegreat
06-09-2008, 01:53 AM
Kerfuffle. Moratorium.

Buddikins
06-09-2008, 03:56 AM
Love love love superfluous... No idea why. But you sound a lot smarter saying that than unnecessary :D I like sounding smart at least.
And, thanks to To Kill a Mockingbird I now have a fondness for saying "nome" instead of "no". At least I got something from that book I suppose

ynoirb
06-10-2008, 10:40 AM
In no particular order they are

shenanigans
bollocks
flummoxed

HorsebackWriter
06-11-2008, 05:06 AM
Yes.

Em

Appalachian Writer
06-11-2008, 05:28 AM
I like whipper-snapper but I love plethora. How cool is that?

Ken
06-11-2008, 05:32 AM
susie :-)
it means happiness and good cheer

Matera the Mad
06-11-2008, 06:32 AM
Today mine is blather

squibnocket
06-11-2008, 06:45 AM
Pulchritude.

Dave.C.Robinson
06-14-2008, 02:25 AM
yclept

vixey
06-14-2008, 02:42 AM
obfuscation

ima_brat93
06-14-2008, 05:42 AM
Sarcasm, and nerd. Love those words. XD

Tika
06-14-2008, 05:53 AM
bucko
befuddled
snocker
begeebers

Kalyke
06-14-2008, 05:55 AM
Incarnadine, I would never use it in a novel. I always think of the way you can see the thin membranes of skin in greyhounds and other thin skinned animals with the sun gleaming through them, or Caravaggio, or Vermeer, or a vampyric addiction to blood, or fire and Spanish guitar music, too much wine and maybe baby kangaroos, but that is really cutting it close.

Cranky
06-14-2008, 07:22 AM
My current favorite is "schmuck". Never have used it in a manuscript though. Hmmmm.....

TerzaRima
06-14-2008, 07:30 AM
Chthonic. I kind of like that it has so many consonants in a row.

Ziljon
06-14-2008, 07:31 AM
Prodigious.

WannabeWriter
06-14-2008, 07:36 AM
I don't really have a favorite word. I like every word I use.

It does remind me, though, of something I once heard on Howard Stern's radio show: audio of Kiefer Sutherland being asked this same question.

Interviewer: What is your favorite word, Kiefer?
Kiefer: Latin gravitas.
Interviewer: What is your least favorite word?
Kiefer: N-----.

I'm being off-topic, so ignore me. :)

Barber
06-14-2008, 09:02 AM
I have 2: copasetic and heinous

Reilly616
06-14-2008, 02:27 PM
Flibbertigibbet. It means a gossiping or flighty person.

Disa
06-15-2008, 03:13 AM
periwinkle- it's kinda sparkly

Sado/Maso
06-15-2008, 03:15 AM
Epitomize.

I have no clue why, though.

DecSigns12
06-15-2008, 04:04 AM
I like the word , prestigous sounds so high rank. I can think of others as well, flabbergasted, my name with -licious at the end , I like the sound of this tinker toy, lastly, chaos is a fun word.

Beyondian
06-15-2008, 04:07 AM
vast.
floccinaucinihilipilification.
sesquipedalian.
lucious.
oxymoron.
and onomatapoeic words, basically.

HorsebackWriter
06-15-2008, 04:17 AM
Diatomaceous -- I like the sound on my tongue.

Em

Righting
06-15-2008, 04:57 AM
McGuffin

Sirion
06-15-2008, 06:10 AM
I don't have a favourite word....I have a favorite one though :D

And it happens to be "said," because it's such an invisible word. In fact, if it wasn't for the quotations, you probably would have missed it. So very versatile.


Horizon is a really spectacular word too.


-Travis

Matera the Mad
06-15-2008, 08:43 AM
Mind...that's a nice word

I like "snogging" but I don't use it. Exuberant calls to me but I am trying to resist.

Kalyke
06-15-2008, 09:49 AM
Coprolite

(petrified Sh*t)

jst5150
06-15-2008, 08:06 PM
Folks, great topic, but I'm airlifting this one from here to Exercises/Prompts/Games. But, by all means, Laissez Les Bons Temps Rouler!

DrCaelinPaul
06-27-2008, 01:30 AM
Frolic :)

Nightfly
08-10-2009, 03:41 AM
Serendipity

and

Marauder

AuburnAssassin
08-10-2009, 04:05 AM
Prosaic
Pedestrian

...guess I have a thing for P words.

~*Kate*~
08-10-2009, 05:04 AM
El estacionamiento. The parking lot, en espaņol. It is more fun to say than just about anything.

I'm not sure what my favorite English word would be. I say "lovely" a lot.

Kmcelhinny
08-10-2009, 06:30 AM
Lots, but for tonight it is Cyclonic

Wayne K
08-10-2009, 06:46 AM
Bangkok.

jilly61
08-10-2009, 12:21 PM
meander.

scarletpeaches
08-10-2009, 02:43 PM
Hullaballoo

Wayne K
08-10-2009, 04:14 PM
titillate

Woof
08-10-2009, 04:52 PM
grotesque

Nymtoc
08-10-2009, 06:30 PM
gimcrack

Wayne K
08-10-2009, 08:08 PM
Zabernism

Wayne K
08-10-2009, 08:08 PM
Widdiful

my favorite word ever.

Nightfly
08-11-2009, 04:45 AM
salacious

Nightfly
08-11-2009, 04:47 AM
apothecary

haberdashery

jilly61
08-14-2009, 12:21 PM
luxurious

dgrintalis
08-14-2009, 12:25 PM
grey
fetid
rot
decay

What can I say, I write horror. :D

And some words I've smashed together and used in different tales:

rottensweet
sockfeet
whispersoft

Lavern08
08-16-2009, 03:15 AM
Oblivious

KTC
08-16-2009, 03:16 AM
sycamore

Adam
08-16-2009, 03:19 AM
Mellifluous.

I have yet to use it in my work.

Nightfly
08-17-2009, 03:43 AM
Clandestine

brad_b
08-17-2009, 09:23 PM
pusillanimous

Nightfly
01-16-2010, 09:23 AM
prototype

Anarchic Q
01-16-2010, 11:28 AM
Anything that ends with "sks". Risks, tasks, masks, asterisks, flasks, disks....