Logophile

words-pageHere is a list of some words that I love:

Dulcet
Irascible
Fulsome
Gar
Luscious
Worsted
Peristalsis
Apex
Curmuffins*
Bludgeon
Trough
Hollow
Char
Defenestration
Lugubrious
Metatarsal
Coin
Eustachian
Zincofax
Warble
Interstitial
Kinetic
Yurt
Jackanape (also: Jackdaw)
Xeriscape
Retard**
Mope
Umlaut
Blaffard
Haver
Tandoori
Slouch
Cunt**
Ramparts
Opulent
Perspicacity
Romp
Egregious
Apogee
Perilous
Oscillate
Mandible
Creosote


*Some words on this list may not (yet) appear in the OED. That is no indication of the cromulence of the word, nor of its appearance in my everday parlance.

**Yes, yes. I know some of these words are hurtful or rude and are downright politically incorrect. I am a horrible person because the sound of them, the feel of them on my tongue, makes me happy

  6 comments for “Logophile

  1. Arnisador
    23 January 2015 at 3:43 pm

    I’m partial to defenestration myself. No I will not confirm if I refer to the act itself or just the sound of the word :)

  2. 23 January 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Facebook killed defenestration when it let you “defenestrate with” someone instead of poking them.
    I like discombobulate, unctuous, phlegm and thrrrrrust!! (but only in a Scottish accent).

    • 26 January 2015 at 11:49 am

      Oooo. Unctuous. Also Extreme Unction (one of the five Holy Sacraments).

      The one I like in a good brogue is “brown”.

  3. 26 January 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Trollop is quite possibly my favourite word to say. I just LOVE the way it *feels* in my mouth, you know?

  4. Cori
    17 February 2015 at 10:33 pm

    Harlot. Hooligan. Ragamuffin. Lavender. Off the top of my head.

i make squee noises when you tell me stuff.

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