Friday, September 25, 2009

Fun Words to Say

Here's a little lighthearted locution for your weekend - a list of the Top 25 Fun Words to Say as compiled by me and (both very reputable sources I'm sure).

Read them... spell them... try to pronounce them. Come on, what else do you have going on this weekend?


25. spelunker
24. lackadaisical
23. zucchini
22. rapscallion
21. supercilious
20. gibberish
19. platypus
18. crustacean
17. loquacious
16. Stromboli
15. superfluous
14. vehicular
13. Mesopotamia
12. gargantuan
11. Zamboni
10. oligarchy
9. scrumptious
8. orangutan
7. discombobulate
6. paraphernalia
5. conundrum
4. cantankerous
3. flabbergasting
2. Titicaca
1. onomatopoeia

My own personal favorite?

Ubiquitous. It means "existing or being everywhere at the same time". Like God. Or a soccer mom.

Just remember to choose your words carefully, no matter how simple or how complex. A great quote from Mark Twain reads, “The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”

How utterly perspicacious.

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant, Amy!
    Chad wants to add nincompoop. =)

    Can we do adjectives next? I don't think Americans use the massive amounts of description available.


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