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question for all.....

tell me your favorite word (or a few, if you'd like)

o.k.
i'll start:

cornucopia
isosceles
precocious
gargantuan

and

verbatim

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tooiebird
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:25 pm (UTC)
Diphthong
:D
artworkslive
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
excellent!

that's one of those that doesn't sound anything like its meaning....
browse
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:33 pm (UTC)
Not quite an answer to your question but close. When I was a copy editor in college, taped to the wall was a list of words that sounded obscene, but weren't. My favorite was "philately".
artworkslive
Oct. 2nd, 2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
oh gourdy, i'd love to eyeball that list..... ; ) what a hoot!!!
browse
Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
College is way back there for me, but some others that come to mind:

pianist
bloviate
cumquat
coccyx
penal
masticate
rectory
spelunker
filibuster

I suspect some clever googling could find plenty of others. :-)
artworkslive
Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
well, i CAN tell you i once spelunkered a guy who tried to masticate his cumquat all over my filibuster.....rectory style (!) but, that's a whole other story.....
crash_test_eddy
Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
My favorite word is rebobiner, it's French for "to rewind".
artworkslive
Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:43 pm (UTC)
ooooo, french sounds so good, no matter what word it is.... ; )
chuckvideo
Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
Two of my favorites apply to electronics:
Semiconductor and Potentiometer

Also like the word vacuum , I have no idea why. It just sounds like a weird word.
artworkslive
Oct. 2nd, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
you know i go crazy when you start throwing out long words like that....such dirty talk! ; )
murmur
Oct. 3rd, 2008 06:58 am (UTC)
i actually had started a post like this on another blog i have...this is what i came up with so far:

cuisine, fathom, abyss, legendary, floral, perplex, undone, wicked, frost, carnival, paradox, fluent, strip, candelabra, splintered, eaves, phantom, scandalous, icy,
artworkslive
Oct. 3rd, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
i adore you.....thank you. MUCH.
murmur
Oct. 3rd, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
welcome. ummm inspired, i just went off and thought of a whole bunch more...im just going to paste , so some of the others are still there..

cuisine, fathom, abyss, legendary, floral, perplex, undone, wicked, frost, carnival, kiss, paradox, fluent, strip, candelabra, splintered, lace, eaves, melancholy, phantom, scandalous, icy, blood, love, flower, feed, subdue, inform, infatuate, flood, consume, lovely, splendid, core, ravenous, bliss, cancel, sedated, evermore, slip, gauze, heart, deadly, black, belief, shield, seldom, sorrow, canticle, brood, confess, spectacle, glass, inherent, blame, florid, coral, lost, ghost, felt, swan, perfume, adore, blended, unconsciously, blasphemous, endure, sachet, incense, imperative, dress, slather, involved, penitent, noose, kill, slept, sworn, cancerous, bloody, tantalize, perform, seedy, blur, heartbeat, adolescence, idolatry, forgiven, infusion, skeleton, slippery, monocle, luster, gorgeous, supreme, advance, gloss, brocade, memory, plethora, undertow, scarecrow, bluster, forgotten, cigarette, ministry, glimpse, foreboding, elevator, shyness,
g0thc0mic
Oct. 3rd, 2008 07:33 am (UTC)
words
"freudian"
It totally means what it sounds like, and spells like..
and it rolls off my tongue nicely! hehe!
..unlike mnemonic..and that extra long mary poppins word,
that I really don't want to spell out right now. lol!
(...also "synonym," "colossus," "analogous," "aquarius"...)
I also really like "sushi" cuz it sounds so cute,
and it's awesome food to eat as well! (mmm!) ;)

I also just remembered when I was younger,
I loved spelling "spaghetti," "dictionary" and
"encyclopedia" to my mom in the family kitchen,
but to this day, I have no idea why I did that! lol!
Probably to make her give me some kind of approval/acknowledgment,
and boy did I feel proud for spelling out those long words! :D
artworkslive
Oct. 3rd, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: words
great words, thanks! and i remember thinking i was hot stuff for knowing how to spell mississippi.... ; )
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artworkslive
Oct. 3rd, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
oh, i love the last one.....i went to a verbal pronunciation site to hear it!
misterspells
Oct. 5th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC)
you tipped a domino in my brain and now i'm besotted with words. such a tantalizing exercise! here are just a few of my favorites...

oomiak
emerald
rickshaw
scat
rooster
filigree
ozone
scalawag
flummoxed
vignette
tycoon
pram
scarper
touch
spook
artworkslive
Oct. 5th, 2008 05:51 am (UTC)
exquisite......thanks for replying!

flummoxed is my personal favorite. ; )
coffeebean
Oct. 15th, 2008 06:36 am (UTC)
I think mine is still "bastard"!!!
artworkslive
Oct. 15th, 2008 04:23 pm (UTC)
HAHAHA....yah, that's another one of those that sounds like it means! and i can't hear that word anymore without thinking of south park. ; )
coffeebean
Oct. 15th, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
Ohhhh, you should ask Chuck, it makes me think of Jamie White, I wonder if it does that to him too?
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