Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I'm in the midst of a really long post about my trip to the Bass Pro Shop but it's becoming unmanageable. Like my hair.

So instead I will ask you what your favorite word is. Mine is spatula.


The Katzbox said...

spatula is good. There's a lot of work that's involved with the those two consonants together.

I cannot say my "L"s when they are in the middle of the world. If there are double Ls, for some reason, it's rather comical. I sound like Elmer Fudd. To compensate, I've learned to say those particular words very very fast and unless one is very keen at hearing (or extraordinarily polite), no one is the wiser.

Therefore, a family joke is to "catch" me at a word...such as "village", which comes out as vi-wuge. I suppose, it's any word with a double "L".

A nightmare job would be where I answer a phone with these words, "Hello. Miller, Phillips, Killer Village Realtors. Have a really good day."

Another funny word is "weasel"

colleeeen said...

Onomatopoeia. Four vowels in a row = fun.

April and Wes said...

jugular... just can't beat it!

Bronwyn James said...

Flatulent. Sorry. I hate to be that girl.

Ms. Liz said...

prestidigitation - It's impossible to say it without feeling informed and a bit silly. Best combo ever.

samandholly said...

I'm a big fan of juxtaposition.

Mariah said...

I have a list. I almost posted about it myself:

broccoli floret
Wikus Van Der Merwe

broccoli floret is my absolute favourite.

Rach said...

I think penultimate is funny. I also like most british slang, because it makes me giggle.

Andrea said...

Oxymoron. It's a pretty ugly word.

Amanda said...

It's a place, so I don't know if it's in the same category as spatula, but mine is Quanajuato. Okay, I pretty much have a list of Mexican cities that I love the sound of:
San Luis Potosi

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Misha said...

Flibbertigibbet. My all time favorite! I love the reactions I get when I use it in a sentence.

Stephanie said...

Sans - I feel so smart when I use that single syllable.

It is definitely not moist - that word gives me the shivers.

Wendy said...

Well, this is more of a favorite story than a word. All my life my mom, and subsequently our whole family, has used the word "ravy" to describe someone who is in a huff and doing everything quickly without disclosing why they are in a huff. A commonly heard refrain in our house was "Why are you being so ravy?". It was not until I was working in my first real job after graduate school that I used this word in conversation and my coworker asked "Ravy? What does that mean? That's not even a real word". I was incredulous and immediately looked it up on and sure enough, it was not there. Not on Webster' or any other dictionary site either. When I told this to my mom she said "Of course it's not in the dictionary! I made that word up years ago." I had no idea. But, in the spirit of "Frindle", perhaps I can get enough people using it to become a "real" word after all (like the velveteen rabbit).

Anonymous said...

Aardvark is my favorite. It's a shame it rarely comes up in conversation.

Angela Noelle said...

Top 5:
Tarry, Haste, Amiable, Debacle, and Haberdasher.

Can I use them all in a single sentence? Why, yes!

"I must make haste to the haberdasher! Although I would love to tarry amongst the amiable company, I fear my laughing so heartily should cause quite a debacle should you see through my splitting side-seams!"

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