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

cenobyte
cenobyte is a writer, editor, blogger, and super genius from Saskatchewan, Canada.

6 Comments

  1. 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. 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).

i make squee noises when you tell me stuff.

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