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EdCarroll
07-06-2005, 02:54 PM
Sassafras. It reminds me of making sassafras tea (tastes like root beer) while at Boy Scout camp in 1968.



Sunset. The most beautiful time of day. I like to think that when children go to Heaven they get to paint the sunsets.



Spelunking. Writing is a way to go spelunking through your soul





Ed

"Write something every day. It doesn't mater what you write, it matters that you write."

Eveningsdawn
07-06-2005, 10:02 PM
Inconceivable!
Mostly because everytime I hear it, I have the urge to say, "You keep using that word! I don't think it means what you think it does." And then laugh like a madman.

AprilBoo
07-07-2005, 04:42 AM
Belly.

Because it's fun to say and bellies are cooler than tummies and stomachs.

mommie4a
07-07-2005, 05:00 AM
Juxtaposition. Because I believe everything is related somehow.

maestrowork
07-07-2005, 05:25 AM
love

i love hearing it. i love saying it. i love love.

(shhh, don't tell anyone)

Sarita
07-07-2005, 05:30 AM
Evil, because I hope to be one day. Oh, wrong answer.

Serendipity: It slithers off your tongue and what an interesting idea!

robeiae
07-07-2005, 05:44 AM
fallacy--I find another one every day (usually in something I just wrote).

Rob :)

ANNIE
07-07-2005, 06:23 AM
copesitic - because life isn't

Gehanna
07-07-2005, 08:17 AM
I rather enjoy saying, "dammit" sometimes especially when I can add it to the end of a short sentence like:

"I'm out of coffee again, dammit!"

EdCarroll
07-07-2005, 11:25 AM
Summer Afternoon.

Veranda.

Margarita.

Siesta.



Ed

"Write something every day. It doesn't mater what you write, it matters that you write."

Yeshanu
07-11-2005, 07:48 PM
My 19 yo son came up with this one last week. He told us it was an absolutely "splendiferous" day.

Raida
07-19-2005, 01:17 AM
:Smack: Discombobulated. :Wha:
Probably just because it describes my state of mind so well most times.:)

That and "fantabulous".

poetinahat
07-19-2005, 02:55 AM
Summer Afternoon.

Veranda.

Margarita.

Siesta.



Ed

"Write something every day. It doesn't mater what you write, it matters that you write."

Lemme guess: Jimmy Buffett fan? :)

Okay, I like 'feckless'.

Sarita
07-19-2005, 03:36 AM
Lemme guess: Jimmy Buffett fan? He didn't say FINS TO THE LEFT!!!! Although these are some trigger words.

I like Bespectacled.

poetinahat
07-19-2005, 03:54 AM
I'm clearly out of date on my Buffett-ese. Back to the language lab!

Oh - the word: coquelicot (French for 'poppy'). Impossible to say with a scowl!

Shadow Otenaki
07-21-2005, 07:36 PM
Gao - Japanese equivalent to 'grrr'

AdamH
07-21-2005, 07:41 PM
This changes for me. But lately, it's been "bamboozled". I use it whenever I get a chance.

l.stormgaye
07-21-2005, 07:43 PM
Driving on Atlanta's congested highways, everybody's a SKANK.

keladfc
07-22-2005, 02:19 AM
fistacuffs

poetinahat
07-26-2005, 10:51 AM
rollicking

Fern
07-27-2005, 06:24 AM
odoriferous

Cabinscribe
07-27-2005, 06:56 AM
Mellifluous.

OneTeam OneDream
07-27-2005, 09:20 AM
F*C*


I had an umpire come up to me one time after I let everyone hear my favorite word (at the top of my lungs) and he said to me "The only time I like to hear that word is when I'm doing it." I told him "I like to hear, say, and do that word all the time" He threw me out of the game.

F*C*ER

PattiTheWicked
08-04-2005, 07:36 AM
F*C*



That one's great because you can use it as a noun or a verb, you can turn it into an adjective or adverb, or an expression of wonder, and you can even stick it in the middle of some other word, like abso-farkin-lutely or Okla-farkin-homa. It's the most useful word in the English language sometimes.

Other words I like are:

Cornucopia
Plethora
Shenanigans

JAlpha
08-04-2005, 07:55 AM
http://www.yourdictionary.com/images/x.gifMagniloquent

Can't help but think of the sweet smell of a magnolia tree, when I see
that word--though it's meaning is related to speaking in or characterized
by a high-flown often bombastic style or manner.

I had a lit professor once who called my term paper, magniloquent--I thought it was a compliment, until I went home and looked the word up:cry: I still got an A in the class :wag:

trumancoyote
08-04-2005, 08:32 AM
Borborygmus - rumblerumble.

That, or 'fellate'.

kristie911
08-04-2005, 11:55 AM
F*C*

Definitely my favorite.

My second favorite?

Sardonic

rowriter
08-05-2005, 02:50 AM
ker·plunk (khttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/schwa.gifr-plhttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/ubreve.gifnkhttp://cache.lexico.com/dictionary/graphics/AHD4/GIF/prime.gif)
intr.v. ker·plunked, ker·plunk·ing, ker·plunks To fall with a sound like that of a heavy object falling rapidly into water.
n. A kerplunking sound or movement.
[ker-, intensive pref. (probably from Scots) + plunk.]

Selene LuPaine
08-05-2005, 06:21 AM
I would have to say that ker-plunk would be my funniest sound word. You can make things sound so hilarious with it.

My favorite word would have to be 'Beguiled'!

poetinahat
08-05-2005, 06:29 AM
How could anyone challenge the opinion of someone with such a mellifluous name?

reph
08-05-2005, 08:56 AM
My favorite word, for its looks, is "ceramic." Its looks, not its sound.

JennaGlatzer
08-05-2005, 12:33 PM
Madd! My current favorite is bamboozled, too!

I also like its synonyms...

hoodwinked
beguiled
hornswoggled

And I like succulence.

pconsidine
08-05-2005, 05:07 PM
From an audio perspective, it's definitely spongy.

Favorite foreign language word is mantequilla ("butter" in Spanish). Say it with real feeling and no one would think you weren't talking about something naughty.

Edited to fix typo.

poetinahat
08-19-2005, 03:09 AM
Three wonderful words that amaze me because we have words for these things:

aposiopesis - A sudden breaking off of a thought in the middle of a sentence, as though the speaker were unwilling or unable to continue: "Dammit, honey, I was NOT out late drinking with the boys! I can prove it - just ask my sec...".

akimbo -
adv: In or into a position in which the hands are on the hips and the elbows are bowed outward: children standing akimbo by the fence.
adj:Placed in such a way as to have the hands on the hips and the elbows bowed outward: children standing with arms akimbo.

crapulence -



Sickness caused by excessive eating or drinking.
Excessive indulgence; intemperance.
- definitions from yourdictionary.com

William Haskins
08-19-2005, 04:47 AM
anhedonia

WVWriterGirl
08-19-2005, 05:38 AM
F*C*

I'm right with you on this one. However, since there is a three-year-old in my house, its use has had to be strictly curtailed until 8PM (when the little booger goes to bed). Otherwise, it has to be...

de·fen·es·tra·tion n. An act of throwing someone or something out of a window.

Just because, well, it's so danged odd. I mean, who'da thunk there'd be a word specifically for that?

WVWG

Carole
08-19-2005, 07:23 AM
some of my favorite words....Gossamer and Diaphanous - dreamy visions always come along with those two words


Naughty - preferrably with a lollipop!

Silken - just plain yummy

Knickers - How is it that this little word makes underwear sound so darn cute?

Groovy - I can't help it. I use this word almost compulsively!

poetinahat
08-19-2005, 07:55 AM
some of my favorite words....Gossamer and Diaphanous - dreamy visions always come along with those two words


Naughty - preferrably with a lollipop!

Silken - just plain yummy

Knickers - How is it that this little word makes underwear sound so darn cute?

Groovy - I can't help it. I use this word almost compulsively!

I have four new favorite words. I'm going home to see my wife and use all four in one sentence.

WVWriterGirl
08-19-2005, 08:16 AM
I have four new favorite words. I'm going home to see my wife and use all four in one sentence.

Poet - you can ask her to put on her Groovy, naughty, silken knickers, just for kicks!

WVWG

Carole
08-19-2005, 08:43 AM
Poet - you can ask her to put on her Groovy, naughty, silken knickers, just for kicks!

WVWG

or even,"Oh, you Naughty girl...You wore those silken knickers just for me? Groovy!"

Ok..that's more like a sentence & a half, but hey...

poetinahat
08-19-2005, 08:49 AM
Poet - you can ask her to put on her Groovy, naughty, silken knickers, just for kicks!

WVWG


or even,"Oh, you Naughty girl...You wore those silken knickers just for me? Groovy!"

Ok..that's more like a sentence & a half, but hey...

Oh, right - brilliant idea... let *her* wear them! :D

Carole
08-19-2005, 08:53 AM
Oh, right - brilliant idea... let *her* wear them! :D


:ROFL:

WVWriterGirl
08-20-2005, 09:11 PM
Oh, right - brilliant idea... let *her* wear them! :D

*rolls around on floor laughing...trying not to wake the child*

WVWG

All Journey
08-22-2005, 06:44 AM
Sex

Nothing gets most everyone's attention quicker. Try it. Walk into a crowded party and say that one word somewhat loudly. If the people in said room are 13 and up you will immediately have their un-divided attention.

I know…I would make a terrible teacher.

poetinahat
08-22-2005, 11:20 AM
Sex

Nothing gets most everyone's attention quicker. Try it. Walk into a crowded party and say that one word somewhat loudly. If the people in said room are 13 and up you will immediately have their un-divided attention.

I know…I would make a terrible teacher.

You'd get a better response than I would!

Albedo of Zero
08-28-2005, 04:16 AM
hyperbole

penumbra

tawdry

groovy

perspicacious
why these words? are you serious?

tiny
09-06-2005, 12:02 AM
Snarky.

Is that a word? I like it even if it's not.
-chris

Raida
09-08-2005, 12:29 AM
It's certainly a word in my books. How many times did I hear, "Missy, don't you get snarky with me!".

poetinahat
09-08-2005, 08:19 AM
It's certainly a word in my books. How many times did I hear, "Missy, don't you get snarky with me!".

A friend of mine on this site has referred to a "snark attack" on one of the threads.

threedogpeople
09-11-2005, 03:46 AM
Bodacious (but best said with a southern accent)

poetinahat
09-16-2005, 07:01 AM
hijinks - makes me laugh just to say it.

threedogpeople
09-17-2005, 05:12 PM
pontificate

Tertius
09-26-2005, 01:50 AM
I like "testy" because it sounds just like a body part.
After my prison stint, I became fond of the word "penal"

September skies
11-01-2005, 08:17 AM
onomatopoeia - I love that word - it makes me feel smart

and

Amuck - Kids are running amuck tonight

poetinahat
11-01-2005, 10:47 AM
quart
How did it get to be a word, and such a utilitarian one at that?

Arithion
11-01-2005, 10:58 AM
iota
And I have no idea why...

maestrowork
11-01-2005, 11:21 AM
Chocolate

Not only does it mean something lustfully delicious, it sounds nice, too.

writerterri
11-01-2005, 11:46 AM
Me, SALE

Hubby, stop!


Son, Sugar


Daughters, Barbie and lip gloss


the cat, meow

PrettySpecialGal
11-30-2005, 09:19 AM
yummy

tiny
11-30-2005, 09:58 AM
calcium carbonate... gerstly borate... banana

Jiloa
12-04-2005, 03:30 AM
onomatopoeia - I love that word - it makes me feel smart
Me too! I like saying it.


Strength

Bloviate v. to speak or write verbosely and windily http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/emoteLecture.gif

Not that I do this, mind you...

Beyondian
12-05-2005, 12:15 AM
Obfuscate
Because it means to make something obscure - and yet if you say it you're making something obscure. You Obfuscate by saying obfuscate! I love that.

DrCaelinPaul
12-07-2005, 02:54 AM
"UBIQUITOUS"

putter
12-14-2005, 01:06 AM
benign was the first to come to mind. after further thought, I also like manana (not sure how to get that squiggle thingy over the second n)
bombai, is another. It's Hawaiian pigeon, for by and by. Somethin like manana, eh?
Squiggle aint bad either.

Barg
12-22-2005, 07:07 AM
pococurante (yes, it's in the English dictionary)

I love the way this word sounds, it's got a great beat and it make me want to dance.

TormentedJewelry
12-27-2005, 06:50 AM
Ironic. Because life is so ironic.

And I just love using the word.

Puddle Jumper
01-13-2006, 09:51 AM
passion

travNastee
01-13-2006, 11:24 AM
baffled, as I usually am in one form or another.

others:
ramipercussions
perspicacious
f***

PrettySpecialGal
01-15-2006, 05:46 AM
articulate

poetinahat
01-15-2006, 10:36 AM
swanky

kdnxdr
01-16-2006, 02:16 AM
intricate and tenacious, I hope to be both

peer54
01-21-2006, 09:43 AM
Chaos

It rolls off of the tongue and looks good, too.

Serenity
02-06-2006, 01:19 AM
Serene

I just love a word that can paint a picture of both beauty and calm at the same time.

brokenfingers
02-06-2006, 01:47 AM
pussycat

ChaosTitan
02-06-2006, 02:14 AM
Chaos

It rolls off of the tongue and looks good, too.

*bows* *blushes*

ImTrish
02-08-2006, 08:44 AM
Oooh there are so many to choose from! But here are a few of my favorites:

plethora

myriad

ramshackle

careen

dubious

Shwebb
02-08-2006, 08:51 AM
I've posted this somewhere here before. The beginning is a little tedious, but it's worth it if you stick with it. It's the song "Bulbous Bouffant."

http://www.fireball20xl.com/slapdash/bb.swf

Cheryll
02-10-2006, 12:18 AM
Oooooooh, so many! And it changes daily. LOL

But here are a few for today:

~ breathless

~ linger

~ tranquil

~ poppy (cuz I smile every time I say it)

Cheryll

Tricksie-ish
02-10-2006, 03:54 AM
sychronicity

Shwebb
02-10-2006, 04:37 AM
haberdasher

persiphone_hellecat
07-24-2006, 09:09 AM
viable

altruistic

eclectic

insatiable

inevitable

magnanimous

imagineering


Now ask me to use them all in one sentence

Tre
07-25-2006, 12:54 AM
callipygian

jonquil (I love how it sounds)

NightWynde
07-25-2006, 08:58 AM
Just for the sounds of 'em:

spork (I especially like saying things like "sporkity spork spork" and "Her Royal Sporkness")

pie (Great if you turn it into two syllables "Piiiiiiiiiii EEEEEEEEEE")

For the word history:

sarcophagus (flesh eater)

'Cause I'm morbid:

macabre (I also like both pronunciations of this one)

necrophagia (the act of eating corpses)

omophagia (act of eating raw flesh)

I also know there's a word for "a book bound in human flesh or the binding of said book" but for the life of me I can neither remember it nor find it in a reverse dictionary.

Just for the record, it's not a specific book bound in human flesh and inked in blood (ie: the Necronomicon Ex Mortis).

persiphone_hellecat
07-26-2006, 01:17 AM
Isnt the act of eating raw flesh called sushiphagia? or steaktartarephagia?

MizzVyxen
07-28-2006, 02:24 AM
Since f**k has already been posted, my second favorite word is SeReNdIpItY.

I love the meaning, I love the way it sounds and I love that it can happen to any one of us at any time and make us go, "WOW!"

davids
07-28-2006, 02:30 AM
yammer

MizzVyxen
07-28-2006, 02:34 AM
Should I take that personally? I mean, sheesh, I just like the word - I didn't mean to go on and on about it...

Tre
07-28-2006, 04:47 AM
I love "petulant". When said, it almost requires the lower lip to pout with affected insolence.

unfabulousxox
07-30-2006, 02:37 AM
Unfabulous...not really a word but thats why I chose it for my Username lol

perky_ms_d
08-03-2006, 02:06 PM
nirvana...(not the musical band)

__________

I'll be nothing but a second-rate trying hard copykitten....but one day, my star will shine so bright....

TrainofThought
08-03-2006, 10:09 PM
F*C*I had an umpire come up to me one time after I let everyone hear my favorite word (at the top of my lungs) and he said to me "The only time I like to hear that word is when I'm doing it." I told him "I like to hear, say, and do that word all the time" He threw me out of the game. F*C*ERAgree with everything you said. It is the only word that actually comes from the gut, tightening the abdomen. It's said like it works - minimally works.

byElizabeth
08-05-2006, 12:47 AM
Serendipity...b/c I'm a sap and it makes me think of my wedding day.

Tre
08-05-2006, 02:51 AM
I'm fond of "petulant", it always brings to mind an insolent little smirk.

Oops! I posted petulant twice. I must really like it or it was the cognac.

persiphone_hellecat
08-05-2006, 06:51 AM
petulant -- you can almost see that stick up the butt when you say that.

Tre
08-05-2006, 09:41 PM
petulant -- you can almost see that stick up the butt when you say that.

Now that makes me think of the phrase "white men dancing".

persiphone_hellecat
08-06-2006, 12:05 AM
LOL ... it makes me think of Dr. Phil - he's too petulant for words. He's uber-petulant.

asorum
08-06-2006, 12:28 AM
Overarching
Holistic
Unified

Tre
08-06-2006, 02:15 AM
Overarching
Holistic
Unified

Words used to describe eyebrows

asorum
08-06-2006, 02:23 AM
Words used to describe eyebrows
That's a twist. Might as go to monobrow?

Tre
08-06-2006, 03:11 AM
That's a twist. Might as go to monobrow?

I'm thinking that one is born "monobrow", whereas "unified" suggests two brows came together at some point. Perhaps in a disfiguring accident no one speaks of. "Holistic", of course, would be purposely unplucked.

asorum
08-06-2006, 03:44 AM
I'm thinking that one is born "monobrow", whereas "unified" suggests two brows came together at some point. Perhaps in a disfiguring accident no one speaks of. "Holistic", of course, would be purposely unplucked.
That would be quite an accident. I won't be able to think of these words in same way again! :)

Jackie B.
08-30-2006, 09:39 AM
Gefilte fish...ok, that's two words. But every time I say it I smile; and I find it endlessly fascinating to look at when I'm at the grocery store (that and the cow's tongue, but that's another thread.)

~ Jackie B.

Mom'sWrite
08-31-2006, 08:26 AM
Favorite words:

blather
serendipity
fluidity
mawkish
sensuality
tipple
fascination
lingering
slushy
bubbles
sylvan
palindrome
sprezzatura (Italian)

I adore the various textures of sound within the words. It's intoxicating. Yum

truelyana
12-02-2006, 02:16 AM
word = funky hehe

K1P1
12-03-2006, 04:34 AM
juxtaposition

Silver King
12-03-2006, 04:39 AM
Festoon. Also, my new favorite AW nickname, WackAMole.

jbal
12-03-2006, 04:47 AM
Hamster.

JDCrayne
12-03-2006, 07:33 AM
Just

I guess it must be my favorite because I always have to go back through the mss and take out the myriad iterations of it!

Unique
12-03-2006, 08:22 AM
hubris

Mandy-Jane
12-06-2006, 11:45 AM
crackle - don't ask me why. I just like the sound of it.
And scallywag - 'cos that's one of the many cute names I call my kids.

benbradley
12-12-2006, 02:31 AM
I like elephantine, polysyllabic words such as:

Ubiquitous (I see somoene else already claimed this one)
Obsequious
Ecclesiastic

or, if that doesn't have enough syllables,

Ecclesiastical

Reading through this thread, there are so many good words. Reading through this thread, I find so many good words. I like some smaller words such as somene else's holistic, even though I'm strongly:

Reductionistic.

Reading more reminds me of:

Procreate
Procrastinate
Proliferate

eldragon
12-12-2006, 02:33 AM
Free

Clavical

Vacation


Delicious

Hilarious

Subjective

Tolerant

Curavious

TrainofThought
12-12-2006, 07:47 AM
Fvck = it’s probably the only word that tightens the diaphragm.

Serendipity = maybe I believe in it, and maybe I don’t.

Sahara = takes a full breathe to say.

WildScribe
12-12-2006, 10:24 AM
Kindly, and if you ask nice, I'll tell you why.

alices
12-14-2006, 12:13 PM
Pedantic

Highbinder

DreamWorks
12-19-2006, 03:26 AM
spam

charming

steal

attention

warm

snap

crackle

pop

endless
12-26-2006, 11:16 AM
Sensuous

Endless

Timeless

Tazi

Elodie-Caroline
12-27-2006, 04:46 AM
Serendipity - I really love the sound of this word; it just sounds so pretty and conjures up lovely images in my mind's eye.

Parabolica - I heard it on the radio once, when the formula I racing was on in Italy. The sound of it made me smile to myself and whenever we're going round a steep curve I can't help yelling "Round the Parabolica!" lol.

Kumquat - I know this word is to do with fruit, but I love it because it sounds very rude -- or maybe it's just how my dirty mind works? hahaha ;)


Ellie

askeladd
12-27-2006, 06:47 AM
Obstreperous - it doesn't get used nearly enough :)