Words I Love to Use


Words I Love to Use

February 9, 2015

By Jane Tawel

  1. Flibbertigibbet
  2. Oxymoron
  3. Judeo-Christian –My husband gives me grief for how often I invoke this as world view propaganda
  4. Curiouser – Please read the book or you will just get curiouser and curiouser.
  5. Ubiquitous —I mean that word should be everywhere!
  6. Weltschmerz — Yes, I do realize you will need to google it.
  7. Uber – -Anything —Even when used alone for the Uber-ubiquitous company of said name, but also when used for Uber-happy, Uber-expensive, Uber-cat (cats always are)
  8. Schlock, schlep, schmooze, and schmuck —I did go to Brandeis after all.
  9. Catsup – pronounced as written, not like kech-up. Drives people crazy when I do that.
  10. Puberty – pronounced Pooh-ber-tee – that makes teenagers extremely uncomfortable just like their being in pooh-ber-tee makes their parents uncomfortable.. It makes the word sound as embarrassingly horrific as the state of being is.
  11. Oblique
  12. Obscure
  13. Obtuse – as in please don’t be.
  14. Verboten
  15. Smurf – as in “It is a smurfy day”.
  16. Humongous
  17. Gihugic (The Urban Dictionary absolutely counts as a dictionary)
  18. Epiphany (sounds so pretty, often isn’t)
  19. Radical – as in “That outfit is so radical on you.”
  20. Random – as in “Wow, that comment was so random.”
  21. Gustatory – love the word, love the action it describes
  22. Catastrophic
  23. Soulful
  24. Musicality — as in I love the musicality of the band Papa Roach (Gordon, am I right?)
  25. Bellissima! As you can see I am multi-lingual (oooh, that’s a cool word too)
  26. Fini!

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Jane Tawel

"I'm Nobody, who are you? Are you nobody too?" In the words of that famous "nobody", Emily Dickinson, I am a nobody, committed to the idea that words matter and that expressed creativity, no matter how crumb-y gives us hope. And as Dickinson wrote, hope will keep us safe and warm together. I am thankful to have a home in this blog for my thoughts and thankful for any who sit awhile in this blog home, seeking crumbs on their own journeys. May you stay safe and warm and full of hope.

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