Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Only a Word Fanatic

I really don't know why, but I have this odd fascination with words. I love words. I love how they're spelled, I love how they sound, I love what they mean.... It's amazing that something so simple as a word can convey a message with meaning. Language is the coolest thing ever!

Hence, being the word fanatic that I am, I thought I'd share a few of my favorite words with you. (Yes, I keep a list of all my favorites.)

Scoured - it's better than just "searching" (rummage works well too)
Chortle - you've read "Jabberwocky", right?
Connoisseur - you've gotta admit: French words are pretty awesome
Tenacious - one of those sophisticated sounding words
Provocative - fun to say in a German accent
Prolific - I just like it
Ostentatious - if you like to show off your vocab
Inevitable - change is inevitable, except from a vending machine
Abominable - just too fun to say!
Discombobulated - means confused
Utterly - use for a dramatic effect
E-quaintance - that's what you all are: a person know only through online communication
Hakuna-Mathata - it's a real word in Swahili meaning "no problem"
Skidaddle - a very cool word indeed
Tweetox - tweet + detox = to take a break from Twitter
Plethora - instead of saying "many"
Indubitably - say it really fast
Hullabaloo - it's just as crazy as it's meaning
Nifty - my synonym for "cool" (spiffy works too)
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis - I'm still working on pronunciation

So, is it just me, or do you all have favorite words too?

I'm so sorry you have to watch this, but I just couldn't resist! (Since we are on the subject of words and all...)



  1. Ha, that video is so cute! Made me laugh! I don't have any favourite words, but yours are definitely really cool ones! :)

  2. Surely the last word on the list is not real. Is it?

  3. I LOVE WORDS!!!! I can't think of any of my favourites right now, but you now how it goes -- one'll probably hit me in the middle of the day!

  4. "Hakuna-Mathata"?... we had no idea. We thought this was just a silly Disney song. Thanks for the education, Chloe!

  5. Hey Chloe! Stumbled across your blog and lovin' it! Your faith and love for Christ is such an encouragement =D. And discombobulate is one of my favorite words too!


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