Fun Monday: Wordly wise

I love words! Some of my favorites:

Blast! Just a fun word to say when things don’t go your way.
Myriad. A favorite of mine to use in writing.
Jente. The Norwegian word for “girl” just sounds sweet. Pronounce the “j” as a “y”: “yenteh.”
Rigmarole. I don’t use this nearly enough.
Conundrum and dilemma. Two great words that go hand in hand.
Pickle. Not sure why …
Hullaballo and hooligan. Need I say more?
Piump. The list wouldn’t be complete without the family made-up word for an unknown bump in the skin. Pronounced “p-you-mp.”

Thanks to Mothers of Brothers for hosting this week’s Fun Monday:

Words are our building blocks, our stepping stones, and, for many of us, our salvation. We string them together so quickly at times, we often lose sight of how precious they are. So tell us about your favorite word… or if you can’t pick just one, tell us about a few. Are there certain words that feel good the way they roll of your tongue? Do some words make you feel smart? Or silly? Or happy? Which words do you find yourself selecting to put in your posts? Since this response could be a short one, feel free to poll your family and friends and include some of their favorite words as well. If you think a definition is required, please share one. Please keep the words rated G for all audiences. Any language is acceptable, but please provide a translation. And stick to real words as opposed to ones made up along the way. We then challenge everyone to visit the posts on Monday and try to use other bloggers’ favorite words in your blog next week. We can’t wait to expand our vocabulary!

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3 thoughts on “Fun Monday: Wordly wise

  1. Too funny. I just used rigamarole at the DMV today. After I said it, I thought I must be the only person under 90 who actually uses it. Imagine my relief to know you like it, too!!

  2. Made-up words are the best! Your list reminded me of another seldom-used word that I love: fandango.
    Thanks for participating – we look forward to reading more of your words of wisdom.

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