I have a thing for words. I collect words like some people collect stamps. I love words. I love everything about them. Their power to hurt or soothe, the ways they can be combined, the emotions they can evoke...
There are some words in particular though... sometimes its how they look written down, sometimes it's how they sound, the way they roll off your tongue - or not.
There are the downright funny looking words and those that just sound strange, there are those totally ordinary words that for some reason strike me as funny, words that make me happy just looking at them.
And there are the downright bizarre.
Here are a few of mine, in alphabetical order no less, which for a Friday is a major accomplishment.
Borborygmus (I find it seriously difficult to say this with a straight face)
Curtain (seriously, say it several times, it's a weird word)
Douppioni (sounds like some sort of italian clown, but it's a type of silk thread - go figure)
Flaccid (that just so sounds like what it is)
And there's the ever popular: Floccinaucinihipilification - which means (oh the irony): an act or instance of judging something to be worthless or trivial (sorta like that word, eh? Seriously, who would ever say that? Who can even pronounce it?)
Be nice to me, tell me some of yours, 'cause I'm always eager to add to my list...
Edited to add:
From Jocelyn – Boondoggle / Zwieback
From Tai – Repudiate / Reticent
From Algelic – rêve (it's french for "dream") / unmei (japanese for "destiny") / sarange (korean for "love") / alegria (portuguese for "joy") / corazon (spanish for "heart")
From Gnightgirl – Adidas / Rural
From Hagletoast – Masticate, Plangent
From Big Brother – Masticate
From Dan – Onomotapeia
From Ian – Masticate (Mastication) / tintinnabulation
From Spider Girl – Miscellany
From Choo Choo – Being Choochoo she makes up her own…
So it would seem Masticate is a clear winner with Onomatopoeia as our runner up...