25 August 2005

le bon mots

I love letters, I love words. I love that letters make up words and words make up sentences that then go onto bigger and better things like ideas and paragraphs and entire books. not to get all schoolhouse rock here (why not?) but it's the truth. words I have been loving:

phosphorescent, cerebral, luminous, exuberant, cheeky, brilliant, lush, mambo,vinyl, electric, kinesthetic, vintage, shrill, reciprocity, bohemian, vernacular, ishkabibble.

I like the way they sound coming out of my mouth (and often find myself saying them at random times). I love the way they look, sometimes I dig the meanings. if I could find a way to work them into every conversation, every written piece, I would. (okay, ishkabibble isn't really a word, just something I've been calling ezra lately. it's a delight to pronounce, really. you should try it).

13 comments:

  1. I like words too. As a matter of fact, I often use them when I'm writing things down... like grocery lists. The words I'm really digging right now are:

    BLARGH!
    BLAGH!
    BLAH!
    melon
    crumb
    moog
    ham sandwich

    ... when compared to your list, my list just looks sad.

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  2. wow, I like moog. moog is good. what is moog? something tells me you wrote this while you were eating... or you were hungry.

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  3. ishkabibble! (ha) great word! what is it about being around kids that makes one make up crazy words just to get a laugh?

    one of my most favorite words in the world is "mountain" in french...."montagne" love the sound - mon•TAGN. (especially when a person from france says it).

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  4. yes, my kids make me talk so silly. sometimes they're just so cute that you have to make up a word to match the cuteness.

    yes, montagne... it rolls right off the tongue. it's lovely.

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  5. A Moog is a type of synthesizer, invented by Robert Moog, who was recently in the news due to his passing. Though I've never played a Moog, I've always enjoyed the name.
    ... and yes, I was eating lunch when I posted. You're good.
    :)

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  6. ahhh words... they can flirt, tortue, inspire.... so true.... smart and lovely list of words you came up with... most definitely. i wish i were more adept at using $10 words :) at least i know one when i see one!

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  7. sometimes i find my husband reading the dictionary...

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  8. serindipity
    humorous
    scrumptious
    quandry
    conjecture
    junction
    ...... words take turns spinning through my head

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  9. Rutabaga!

    My favorite word to say. You did have me going on ishkabibble. I though it was some stike of slang that I had missed.

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  10. One of my favorite words has always been effervescent or effervescence. I also love surreptitious. And Babushka. And Baklava. I love words!

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  11. oxymoron
    antithesis
    assanine
    bombastic
    jazz
    fluevog
    cadence
    blip
    ish
    pomegranate
    sashay
    oh boy i knew you were a kindred spirit, but now i REALLY know! :)

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  12. peaches
    frou frou
    ned
    arrgh (said like a pirate)
    exacerbate
    persona grata
    usurp

    and there was a girl at college with us that got married and ruined her perfect flowing name ...
    Elliana Yoland Gonzalez ... and then became Elliana Yolanda MARKSBURY ... ick.

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  13. I have so many I love too!!! Sometimes I repeat a word over and over and over and over, for no reason!

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