Thursday, February 26, 2009

Words

Words.

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 nerdiness wordiness:

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?

115 comments:

hqm said...

Funny you should do thid post today...Caroline asked me yesterday "What's your favorite word?" and without hesitation I replied, "Nonchalant." Love to say it, love the meaning, love to be it, just love it!

I am with you on "moist"...all my friends know it and in high school, my left the word moist, all over our town, in spray paint, written on stop signs, in the middle of the street, in shoe polish on the windshield of my car...I could not escape.
Panties...is another word that gets to me. Of course, there is no correlation between the two...you can imagine how that went over in high school!
Fun post!

slouching mom said...

(Thank you, S.)

"Moist" is a really terrible word, I think.

Love "squeak." And "rickety." I like the letter K, apparently.

Elaine said...

My husband always misspells yogurt on our shopping list (it comes out as yogourt or yoagurt or some other variation).

I love the word persnickety.

I hate the words fecal and smegma (disgusting, I know).

Mostly I just hate it when people put in apostrophes because they feel like it. Case in point: this morning I received an e-mail from an ADMINISTRATOR with the title "wrestler's."
UGH.

Suz said...

words I don't like: slacks, swab, ointment

favorite words: crepuscular, antithesis, juxtapose; chicanery

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

I can never spell siscors. Sissors. SiZZers.

Scissors. (I looked it up.)

I think penis is a terrible word for that appendage. Sounds puny, and we don't want that, right?

Manic Mommy said...

I love penchant, juxtaposition, and metaphor.

I also love this post.

Jenni Jiggety said...

I enjoy discombobulated, shellac, and purveyor.

Petunia Face said...

*gasp* I was so excited to click on the links to people you think are worthy writers and see my blog! Thank you, thank you! Now I will have to write a smashing post today in case people swing by from the Trenches. About what, I have no clue. Oy.

I love the word oy. Thistle is deliciously soft and spiky. Critter makes me pitter. Spackle, mmm. Purrrrr.

Turd is just awful. Butthole: I hate the way the t and the h stand next to each other without sounding like th. Same goes for sweetheart, I suppose. Pussy is almost as bad as cunt. I'm having a hard time not erasing that last sentence, I despise those words so much. Except for one time when I was in a bookstore in Paris; the shopkeeper was British and kept telling his pussy (cat)to get off the desk, pussy! Stop drinking my tea!In that one instance the word was perfection.

I am such a word nerd that even the phrase "word nerd" is a good time to me.

Maureen said...

Oh, you made me giggle.

Heidi said...

OH, I just got here because I googled Cunt!

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!! Just kidding! That made me sick just typing that word. HATE.IT!

I'm trying to think of some favorite words. Hmmm....

Gwen said...

I love the mediocrity and mediocre. They do not sound at all like what they mean.

I hate the word utilize. Use is a perfectly good word and most people sound pretentious and unintelligent in my opinion when they use "utilize."

Hopefully I haven't offended, but that is what comment moderation is for. :)

Jodie Lenti said...

I am horrible with words - tend to make up my own when I need to but I love reading all of your words. I do like to use the word "Hooligan" a lot. Not in the crazed European Soccer fan way but more of the sassy, fun,get in trouble little kid way. Also, my favorite curse word is FUCK. It is a universally applicable word.

Sarah, as always, can't wait for this blog to become a "Lifetime Movie of the Week". I nominate Tina Fey to play you!. Jodie

Jessica @ A Bushel and a Peck said...

I love this, because I was that same girl in orthodontia (good word) reading away the summers. I am a fan of the word bedraggled. I also like intuition and epitome. I hate the word turd to the point where I cannot even say it aloud.

Suburb Sierra said...

I'm just impressed so many ladies have husbands that put things on lists - spelled correctly or not! I just go to the fridge to find no milk and hear "oh yeah. no more milk" from mine!

Favorite word: clearance

Favorite sounding word: soiree

Can never spell: temperature - temprature - temparature???

Least favorite word: prick

Fun, thanks!!

amanda said...

i like to make up words. we did it all the time in the classroom - helped us all not feel so bad about spelling words wrong - who says that's not spelled right? it's my word :)

i like delightful. and can never spell deod. so that's how i write it on my grocery list.

Chris said...

LOL - I love the word onomatopoeia. (Which I of course copied and pasted cuz I'd have no idea how to spell it)

Major Bedhead said...

Ooooh, I love posts like this:

Favourite words: schadenfreude, defenestrate, obfuscation and misanthrope.

Least favourite word: gotten. It grates like nails on a chalkboard.


I'm such a word nerd that I get two different definitions delivered to my email every day and I subscribe to the Grammar Girl podcast. I may have a problem....

Sarah @ BecomingSarah.com said...

Favorite: ergo.

I hate cursive, so we'll skip that one.

Most despised: abhor. It's difficult to say!

Most difficult for Donald to spell: I'm sorry, if I listed this, we'd be here all day.

Words that make me giggle: swagger and compensation.

Heidi said...

I got it!!!!!

My least favorite word!

Albeit

WTF. That's all I have to say. It's retarded. PERIOD!

Chaotic Joy said...

My favorite word: Serendipity. It's meaning is great and saying it just makes me happy. I think it's the "dipity!"

I am an abysmal speller. Glad you never see my grocery lists.

Fiona said...

i love words - most words! The favorite giggle word in our house right now is "booger" why do my kids think this is the funniest word ever? I'm over it... i hate the word booger.

Barb said...

"Pumpernickel" makes me laugh to say.

"Panties" makes me cringe. As does "fart" and "boogers."

I can never spell "necessary" the first time I try.

Little Miss Sunshine State said...

Shenanigans. I think it sounds like what it really is.

Bananas said...

MOIST! EWWWW!!!
I cannot spell: kindergarten (i only spelled it right here b/c I looked it up)

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love those rings! Thanks for the link.
My thrift store finds are totally rocking my world this year. I have truly found some treasures!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I love those rings! Thanks for the link.
My thrift store finds are totally rocking my world this year. I have truly found some treasures!

Monnik said...

I love to say the word 'speedy'. Not sure why.

My son's kindergarten teacher was Mrs. Moist. No joke.

Amanda said...

So sorry I missed this. I love your cursive favorite. And awful words? Loaf and horny. Shiver.

La Belle Mere UK said...

Ooooh, just thought of another...

Undulate

Mmm.....

Mesina said...

What a great post!

Wow, my favorite and least liked words eh?

I love the word magnificent. I dunno, it just has that ring about it!

Least favorite word: textese. I hate it, I hate it that they gave SMS shorthand a name. what dorkaramas did that?!

mub said...

I'm with you on the most hated word 100%. Can't stand it.

I can't think of my favorite English words right now... I'm trying to learn Dutch so I've been making lists of Dutch words I like and it's throwing everything else out the window!

I enjoyed this post a lot though, I'm going to have to give it some more thought and see what I can come up with =)

Heath said...

What a fun post! I agree with the worst word! I too have a new found interest in words since blogging. =)

Sandra Winn said...

Congrats on being today's Featured Blogger on SITS...I absolutely love this post.

'Go Dog Go' was my now 11yo daughter's favorite in her toddler years and, like you, she is a READER! She loves writing too, on paper and online (she has 5 blogs).

Now to answer your questions...my absolute favorite word is "snarky." :-) As far as awful words, I have to agree with the dreaded "C" word too.

Have a lovely day ~ Sandy

Becky said...

I love words. I can't pick a favourite. I hate the word grouse, it makes my skin literally crawl.
Happy SITS day!

Tania @ Larger Family Life said...

Great post! I'm glad someone else finds the need to erase and correct shopping lists.

Housewife Savant said...

I love this post.
I won't/can't come up with word favs right now, cuz I fail like that, but since I began blogging I'm more acutely aware of words, like you.
I write them on anything that'll take ink. I keep them in my PDA. I call my home phone and leave them as messages for [remembering] later, cuz otherwise I won't.
And I mis-spell anything that ends in -ence or -ance. Every. Time.
Happy SITS day. Enjoy!

Creative Junkie said...

I love words too!

My favorite word lately is "lest" ... makes me feel smart when I say it.

I also love the word giggle and bamboozle.

Joy said...

Super fun post! There are several words I hate but it's too early to write them here and get myself grossed out for the day.

And apparently it's also too early for me to remember one word that I am fond of as well! Darn.

Congrats on your SITS feature day.

Cher said...

I always have to think twice about Restaurant. I say to my self, "What do the rest-a-u-rant (rest of you want?)" hehe.. if it weren't for that, I'd never spell it right.

Smitten by Britain said...

Congrats on being the FB and I love your blog header. Really cute.
I can tell you a word I hate right now, because it is so overused. AMAZING! Note to Americans- not everything can be amazing. Amazing is supposed to be reserved for things that are truly amazing like a man setting foot on the moon, the grand canyon or the birth of a child. Not a description for your dinner, or your new lipstick or for Paris Hilton.

Stephanie Smirnov said...

Oh, I LOVE you! Get thee to my Google Reader! Happy SITS day, you deserve it. Agree about the C-word, hideous and awful. I actually uttered the word the other day in a rage (about someone, not to her face -- gee, *that* makes it better) and I immediately, immediately regretted it. I also hate the word NIPPLE. Ugggghhhh. I don't even like writing it. Favorite words when I'm cranky: dreadful and hideous. Other favorite words: Euphoria. Bliss. Grace. As for husbands and spelling, forget it. I'm married to a Russian. He does his best. Just got an email about some patio furniture we're buying. You'll be glad to know the "wikker" furniture isn't as pricey as we feared.

Laura said...

I'm a medical transcriptionist in neurosurgery, so the words I deal wtih are long, long, long, but fun to type.

Mommys Online Garage Sale said...

I like tumultuous :O)

I was in an 8 yr tumultuous relationship until I met my hubby.

Pam said...

I'm a library lover and confirmed bookworm as well! My favorite word is spangled. It just sounds happy and glittery. And here I thought I was the only person who had a favorite word. Glad to know i'm not alone.

dddiva said...

Great post- okay I'll confess to my nerdiness. I was trying to reiterate to one of the little divas that something was totally whack only moreso and I just said fuckeduppeder - is that not the perfect word when something is so screwy fucked up just won't cut it. (I am not sure of the spelling lol I can make them up just not spell them). It has since become my new favorite word. And naturally is very popular among our circle of acquaintances. The littles don't curse (even the 20 somes) but they love that word.

Lamonica Epps said...

Great post. It's great that you have a fascination with words. I can't think of any words that I hate or like.

Stopping by from SITS

Sharon said...

SO TRUE!

The problem with being a young reader is that you start to tackle words that you've never heard. I have a friends from college who told me a funny story about that...

She says she always has trouble reading Melancholy aloud because she learned that word by reading. She figured out what it meant because of the context, but learned to pronounce it phonetically. Therefore, when she reads melancholy she says Mel AN CH O lee (emphasis on the hard CH sound).

Ooops!

BlogBaby said...

I am a lover of all words. I like 'em short. I like 'em long. I like 'em unintelligible. I like 'em coherent. I like 'em here. I like 'em there. I like words anywhere.

Except "In bed" then you should shut the heck up.

BlogBaby's BabyMama

Rebecca is Thrilled by the Thought said...

Ohhh...Sweet Valley High...Thanks for the memories!

I am a spell freak. Even so, I had no idea that I was spelling deodorant wrong this whole time! I even had to go back to your post and check to make sure I spelled it right in this comment!

I'm ashamed.

Superjaxster said...

hehehe. I thought I was the only one out there who laughed at moist and stimulate. hehe

Life of a Stepmama said...

Great post!! I hate the word moist and the BF often says it just to make me mad. I also do not like when people drag out the "s" in a word...drives me crazy!!

Stopping over from SITS!

Ashley said...

I love the words too!

And did you really just reference the Wakefield twins cause OMG was I obsessed as a little girl. I read all the way up through SVU. Loved it!

Amy said...

Words are pretty long and crazy at times..

Reluctant Housewife said...

Fun post! I'm often amused and entertained by the difference in the way the two languages I speak have such a different sound and feel. English is best for ranting and complaining and joking around and swearing. It has expressive, hard, short sounds. French on the other hand has a much smoother sound and feel but it takes much longer to say anything. It's better for expressive emotions and describing scenery.

Also my husband and I have a long running joke involving the word lovely. Whenever we see beautiful scenery we say 'Oohh! Lovely!' to each other in high pitched British accents. Then we laugh ourselves silly. Weird, I know... but it makes us happy.

Amy said...

I loved Trixie Belden as a child, in out of loyalty to her I never read a Nancy Drew novel. I felt like I would have been cheating on my best friend. Silly, I know. I love the words palindrome and succinct. I don't know why, I just really enjoy them.

Are You There Mom? said...

I absolutely hate the word definatly. (as in I definatly want to go to that movie and get away from my kid for a few hours!) I mean I cannot figure out how to spell it! spell checker is underlining it in red as we speak!

daphne said...

Not sure if you watch how i met your mother, but "moist" is one of Lily's most hated words...LOL

Happy SITS day!

Sarahlcc said...

Words are fun!

Sharon said...

I love saying onomatopoeia too! I'm not sure about my other favorite words. I have a few that I have to spell in my head every time I write/type them, like people, definitely and calendar. :-) I'll have to think about the other categories.

Stephanie said...

As the mother of a 3-going-on-13-year-old, I think my least favorite word at the moment is "no." Or maybe "I want Daddy." :-)

I love words, too! And I've always been a good speller. But I can't for the life of me ever spell vacuum. vaaccuumm. vacacaumumum. Guess that's why I don't do it. Hee hee!

Happy SITS FB day!

www.thebeautificationproject.com

Michelle said...

I can't spell restaurant...well I can because I have spell checker.

also, embarrassment is hard...but I remember that it spells a-s-s...and that helps. LOL.

Holly said...

I always put an "E" on tomato too.

Marrdy said...

I am with your hubby. I always spell Tomatoe and Potatoe...I felt really bad for Dan Quail. I thought he was right! And I agree with your most hated word, that and the F word....they both burn my eardrums.

thatdesigngal said...

Ah, I can't spell refrigerator to save my life. I had to look it up on google while writing this post so that you would have to try to decipher my attempt to spell it.

YAY Google!

Happy SITS day!
~Mary

Cynthia at A Shimmy in My Spirit said...

You can tell by the way your write that you are a lover of words.

favorite word - travel (I like any words that jump start a day dream.)

I agree on the 4 letter "c" word. I hate it.

Pricilla said...

My favorite word is superfluous. Has been since I learned it. So mellifluous. I must just have a thing for fluous words. heh heh

Happy SITS day.

Lisa Anne said...

Aren't words just crazy. I thinks it werid how you grow up your whole life saying something as simple small and then one day you say it and it just sounds weird, or looks weird when written on paper. Small is a bad expample but words to me a weird. lol

Tonya said...

I totally agree with you on the "C" word!!! Happy SITS day!!!

jori-o said...

I'm a word lover too.

Twitterpated is one of my favorites--it's fun to say and the meaning is wonderful! =)

I also like skiwompus.

Apparently, the words I like best fall into the "made-up" category....

Audrey at Barking Mad said...

I absolutely abhor the words pussy and stroke. Why?

Because my hubby is British and they commonly refer to cats as either pussies or moggies and don't typically use the word pet to refer to what we normally do to our cats. Imagine the shock of our dinner guests one night when there were 6 of us seated around the table and we're talking about things that are the most relaxing and my hubby pipes up, "I find that stroking the pussy is rather calming."

You could have heard a pin drop!

Love the words lugubrious, simpatico, and ethereal.

This is a great post and really got me thinking about words.

Mariel said...

I always say, "frankly". There are two words that I always stumble on while writing...it's "definitely" and "restaurant". (I just had to look those up so I could spell them correctly right now, sad!) For the life of me, I will never remember how to spell those two dang words!

Cute blog!

Mariel
www.oneshetwoshe.com

carma said...

the one that makes me giggle: flaccid :D

(and I just spelled it wrong and had to spellcheck - doh!)

Katie said...

ha! I love words too. Isn't it funny that we have certain words that we love to write?

PS: I make my "F"s funny so I did have to pick up the pen on "reference." I will work on doing it correctly ha ha.

Atlanta said...

HAHAHAHAH Im sorry, just read above post. I would have choked on my water if I were at that table!! lol. I love words too. I am a horrible speller. I am always asking my husband..how do you spell...? but I love reading a great book and coming across a word that stikes you and sticks with you.
And, Sweet Valley high... wow I havent thought of THOSE in forever. I also read all the Goosebumps =) I feel "off" if I dont have a book to read. I just finished on yesterday and now Im losing it without another. About to raid the hubby's stash. again... HAPPY SITS DAY. Im now a follower!

Mary said...

I love to write conversationally, so I would probably drive you crazy. I know how to properly express myself of course, but it's more fun to be improper! Not so in my younger years. I could have been an editor, because errors in a written document almost jump out at me. These days, I don't pay much attention to so-called "errors" and I just don't let it get to me these days!

barefacedapproach said...

Hahaha cute. No joke, we had the same taste in books and apparently looked like twins back in the day - except I didn't have braces. LOL. I'm with you on the "c" word. Big time HATE.

Mimi said...

Hemorrhoid is a truly ugly word.

Stalker v1.5 said...

I work in a firm as well and every-single-time I hear the word "penal" I laugh inside. Sometimes outside.

Zeemaid said...

*LOL* my husband is a terrible speller, it drives me crazy. how can you not know how to spell that?

Hardest word for me to say consistently aluminum ;)

Happy SITS day.

Jessica said...

Fav word to say: precocious

Fav word story ever:
A coworker of mine says to me one day relaying a story of her friend, "Yeah, she was totally bolivious to the whole thing!" I say, "Wait. She was what??" "Bolivious! She had no clue!"

I just sat and stared.

Nina @PlaygroundforParents said...

Divine and magnificent are two of my favs, although I probably sound like some stuck-up English broad when I say them. I can tell you my husband's fav words immediately, b/c he says them ALL the time, to the point where I threatened to knee him in the groin if he continues: musculature, and nuances. He just makes up reasons to say them. Ahhhh!

Lance and Jewls said...

Happy SITS day! I love your blog, you definitely have a way with words, and I am about to click the "follow" button :) My favorite word is dichotomy--it's like a rift or division. I think I used that word on every single AP test essay my sr. year (I took 6) and I passed all of them but one...it's a lucky word, and it makes you sound smart!
I also like the word redundant.
Oh, and I LOVED the SVH books when I was a teenager :)

shortmama said...

I hate the word panties! I would much rather say underwear or underoos any day!

Pollyanna (formerly the Laughing Idiot) said...

I can't believe it - someone else who has read Trixie Beldon!!! I loved her, but most people don't know who I'm talking about. I was totally going to marry Jim.

I was a great student in school, but my parents couldn't understand why I suddenly started getting D's when I was in the 7th grade. It was because I would read instead of doing my homework. They actually had to take my books away from me (and my flashlight).

My husband is the speller - I would die without spell check. But I love saying "accelerate" because your speeds up as you say it - coolest word ever!

Lizz said...

Exacerbate. *snicker*

Henrietta said...

Happy SITS day! I'm so glad I stopped by, this post is wonderful :) I love words too, especially the way they sound, I often don't know the correct way to pronounce a word and then have a hard time saying it! lol. Like Ephemera, I love the word but have no idea how to say it! I like what it brings to mind though.

I also love the word Quartz.

I HATE the word pubic, just hate it for no reason!

Also hate that my hubby is an absolutely horrible speller! Drives me insane.

Gigi said...

I'm a super speller, but a terribly quick typist. I type too fast for my fingers to actually spell correctly. I know. I find it annoying, but I also find spell check difficult to remember, so there you have it.
Did you ever see the episode of "How I Met Your Mother" where Neil Patrick Harris puts on a one-man-show? He stands there and says 'moist' over and over. Yikes.

Single Mama NYC said...

You might not believe me, but my all-time favorite word to say has been onomatopoeia since I was in Junior High School. I never told anyone that because I was afraid they'd think I was a bigger geek than they already do. Wow. Thank you for making me feel less dorky, lol.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

I don't know what my favorite word is! Now I feel like there's something wrong with me. ;) Will have to think on this....

missy said...

i love this post!!!!!!
one of my favorite things to say is good~googley~pooh!!!!!! i think it might be a made~up word.....none the less{another favorite thing to say} i say it alot!!!!!!!
happy SITS day!!!!

The818 said...

I completely relate to this. I love TINTINNABULATION. And SESQUIPEDALIAN. Both words I had to learn in the fifth grade, and have stuck with me ever since.

Happy SITS day!

Robbie S. Redmon, LPC said...

Happy SITS Day!

Faith Imagined said...

Your blog design is super fun! And I love, love, love this post! I also hate that 'c' word! Ugh!!! My favorite word to say is 'linoleum'. Not too sure why!

BTW, I am giving away 3 Amazon Gift cards at my place! I hope you stop by! http://faithimagined.blogspot.com/

Holly Noelle @ Domestic Dork said...

I <3 words too!

I like hyperbole, truth, bibliophile, pnemonoultramicroscopicsilicavolcanoconiosis, and many more.

Also? I can never spell resturaunt, er restaurant- OMG! I did it on the 2nd try! It's a miracle!

MommyBrain said...

OMG, I am actually going to admit this ... and I am a fifth grade teacher ... "balls" makes me giggle everytime!

A few of my favorite words: linger, delightful, and wretched (but I like to use it to mean good ... kind of like "bad" back in the day)

So glad I found your blog :)

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

What a fun post! Words are fun, aren't they?! I used to be able to spell well until I learned to speak German, and that's since messed me up! My favorite nice long word in German is hauptwortzusammenssetzungsbedurfness ... something like that! :)

Happy SITS Day to ya SITSa!

Amber said...

First I must say Happy SITS Day!
Next I love this post. I have always loved reading and writing. It has been the one thing I could count on as a constant in my life. If things weren't going right I could slip into a book or write something.
It's also funny you should mention Sweet Vally High books! I just found all of my old books recently. Also found my Babysitters Club books.

Unknown Mami said...

I almost always spell exercise incorrectly. My favorite word is osmosis.

Mama Mair said...

Yes, the mind of a writer is a terrible thing. I have a love hate relationship with words. I love the look and sounds of words, however, I hate that I have such a thirst for literature and stories. Why couldn't I be science geek and be a doctor or something that would make me more financially safe? Words.
My favourite word is pompelmous.
And Octomom!

mommy4life said...

oooh - I love onomatopoeia too! and oxymoron! Happy SITS day!

Leslie said...

My favorite word: bougainvillea
I saw it in a book once when I was really young. I was determined to see one and see the big thorns! I don't even remember the book, but I remembered that word!

Marketing Mama said...

Happy SITS day! Great post - my favorite word is develocitization. :)

Cindi @ Moomette's Magnificents said...

Yes, I've always had an SAT vocabulary. I've tried to interject large words into my vocabulary everyday, especially when my girls were younger. It would drive my husband crazy. The girls have grown up to become very good writers.

Visiting from SITS!

Mama Mel said...

Fun post! I love the word ubiquitous! Two words that make me giggle: load and penetrate. :)

The Dapper Darling said...

I really like this post! Lets see, my favorite word...nonchalant and my lease favorite word is definitely the "c" word!
The word I always misspell is facetious :)

Red Writing said...

Eeeew! I hate that "c" word too! I also can't stand the word vascilate...if that's how you spell it. I don't know, like I said I can't stand the word.

Lisa M said...

i hate the c word too. the word that makes me giggle is masticate, only because of what it sounds like lol. My favorite word is bliss :)Blissfully writes pretty nice in cursive too ;)

Lynn said...

Oh MAN do I know what you mean! I have not found others in my family that love words as much as I so I dance jubilantly in silence when I come across new words, old words, entertaining words. I love quotes though and I share those freely with anyone who will listen. Read on fellow wordster. Read on.

My best, Lynn

Kristin said...

Ohhhhhhhh, Boxcar Children was my absolute fav!

Yaya said...

I grew up with an English teacher for a father so my spelling has always been impecable. My husband on the other hand....

the planet of janet said...

moist? bwahahahaha! that's one of my favorite "i'm really a 12-year-old boy" words!

one i hate? panties. ugh.

gaelikaa said...

The power of the written word is awesome. The pen is mightier than the sword. And the power of the spoken word is something else...

Sophia's Mom said...

1- Happy belated SITS day!

2- I LOVE LOVE LOVE Sweet Valley High. I have all of my old Sweet Valley High books saved at my moms for when baby girl is older. Hopefully she won't find them ridiculous.

3- I am OBSESSED with spelling! If I ever find a spelling error on my blog I will have a heart attack right there on the spot! I am sure they are there but thank god I haven't noticed! You just cant trust the blogger spell checker.

4- I am with you on the word "moist". jijiji
Even writting it makes me giggle. How immature am I?

http://wannabeworkathomemommy.blogspot.com

Mama Daggett said...

I can't spell worth a darn! But I sure do like writing!
Word I hate: F -word, my experience is those who use it don't have a very big vocabulary and use it to mean anything and everything.

Favorite word - inconspicuous

Christie Burnett said...

It's so nice to meet someone else who loved Trixie Belden, I collected every single title in the series over many birthdays and Christmases.

My husband cannot spell tomato either and shopping lists that he has compiled are often covered in red pen - mine! Sorry, I have been a teacher for too many years!

Christie
http://childhood101.blogspot.com/

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