I've always had an affinity for them. As a child, I learned how to read before kindergarten, and spent countless hours in my hometown's public library, perusing the shelves - from my wee elementary years through college summers spent at home.
From Go, Dog. Go! to the Boxcar Children series; from Trixie Belden to Nancy Drew to Elizabeth and Jessica at Sweet Valley High - there I would sit with my mouthful of orthodontia, frizzy permed hair, and coke-bottle glasses, hunched over and engrossed. Escaping in words.
Ever since I started blogging, the written word has taken on a whole new level of meaning for me.
I actually think about words now. Their spelling, their meaning, their intent.
I marvel at the magnificent writers out there whose mere words never fail to lead me to pause, to ponder, to awaken my senses, to provoke my emotions.
So in homage to the value of the written word, I give you this, my silly list list of
My favorite word to say: onomatopoeia
My favorite word to write in cursive: reference (ever since 3rd grade penmanship! Seriously. Try it. You never have to lift your pen! Also? I'm a dork.)
What I believe to be the worst word in the English language: the 4-letter "c" word for female anatomy. HATE.
Trickiest words for Hubby to spell: tomato and deodorant (Thus, the grocery list reads as such: "tomatoe", "deoderant"; that is, before I involuntarily begin to twitch and am compelled to erase/cross-out and correct.)
Words that always make me giggle like a 12-year old: stimulate and moist
What are some of yours?