Some Favourite Words

Eleventh Set of Favorites

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Some of my favourite words:

Magical mystical soul friend bliss joy happiness avocado prayer lavender mouse tiger sweetums idiotboy sister heart husbandΒ  brother blessings grace hope mom dad chocolate

What are some of your favourite words?

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  1. Serendipity, discobobulated, cuddles…chocolate!

  2. that’s a good question – I don’t know..I’ll have to give that some thought (only one that comes to mind right now is… duh…) πŸ™‚

  3. Conniption, hilarity and Christmas. Also a vote in for chocolate and discombobulated!

  4. Golden. Gentle. ‘I love you.’
    Non favourite word of all time? Gusset.

    • Gusset! That’s a pretty good one, too! Hahaha!

      • It’s a killer isn’t it? Sets my teeth on edge. Even being in a stationer’s and seeing packs of ‘gussetted files’ makes me fell uneasy.
        ‘Moist.’ There’s another one
        πŸ™‚

      • okay now we know your least favourite – do you have a favourite?

      • Golden.

      • that is a good word for so many reasons

      • And if i can cheat a bit, a wonderful phrase from Brian Aldiss’s book ‘Hothouse.’
        ‘She was as warm and sweet as childhood dreams.’

      • you can cheat if you do it beautifully like that

      • Thanks.

      • you like it?

    • love gentle–yes gusset is none too attractive

  5. Smock. I never get tired of it. Smock, smock, smock.

  6. tenderness, soulful, hippie πŸ™‚

  7. Schnoookums!

  8. LouAnn!!! Shame on you! I can’t believe you missed CHOCOLATE. The way that word rolls off the tongue – yummy!!! Idiotboy made me laugh – who do you use that one for?

    • my husband — I usually use it in a loving way
      will go back and change my list for you (and me) and add chocolate

      • Love it!! Would you mind if I borrow that term to use on my husband? Sometimes, that would be very fitting for him and the boys for that matter :).

      • you certainly can borrow it — it is perfect for all males

      • πŸ™‚

  9. Velvet, grand, Sophie.

    • ah. perfect words especially Sophie — what is her favourite word?

      • Sophie’s favourite words are mostly food-related: pizza, chocolate, cake. And of course there is always “no” and “I don’t like it” πŸ™‚
        My favourite words: peanut, love, Paris.

      • I love your words particularly love and Paris but when you call a little one peanut it is the best word.
        That is right–Sophie is in the no stage–don’t let anyone kid you–it is not just a stage
        pizza–I love pizza–the word and eating it

  10. friend, glum, and cattywompus….I have no idea how to spell that, but you get the idea! Doofus is another good one. πŸ™‚ and smile…

    • I have always like doofus myself–and love your word catty whatever

      • it basically means off kilter…which is another good one!

      • I am off kilter so I love it

      • The Scottish implications of that don’t (bare) thinking about… πŸ™‚

      • ha ha – and I am a little Scottish too

  11. mysterious
    inspirational
    gobbledeegook
    nincompoop
    aluminum
    moon

  12. Beer dinnertime chocolate

    • Hahahahahaha!! Yay TBM!!

    • like all three —

      • I did forget cake. And as for organization, what’s this word mean?

      • I don’t know–seriously I don’t know what organization means. Cake is a wonderful word that should never be forgotten.

  13. Kerfuffle

  14. Who doesn’t love Pooh!

  15. By the way, I am writing about my family’s misadventures with words right now! You inspired me with aluminum. πŸ™‚

  16. Oh I love that discombobulated. I want to add serendipity

  17. […] Oh!Β  I am going to have so much fun with this post I can’t wait to get started!Β  I am 100% stealing this idea from https://onthehomefrontandbeyond.wordpress.com/2013/01/24/some-favourite-words/ […]

    • good ideas are only good if they are good enough to steal!

    • Me too! Words can so easily be some of my beautiful things! πŸ™‚

  18. You’ve already written several of mine. I also like tumultuous, cake, love, surrender, auspicious, revel, magical, slice, culmination, home, truth, demure, rococo and….I could go on and on and on. I like endless too. :).

    • home is one of my very favourite and I love rococo–and who could not love love, or cake………….

  19. Tranquility and serenity are long time favourites and I’ve recently fallen in love with adorkable.

    • all three good words, tranquility and serenity for obvious reasons, but adorkable because it is adorable–what is your defintion of adorkable?

  20. Love you favourite words. I haven’t got time to think at the moment, but off the top of my head: squiggles,lovable,hugs,and prossibly (which is a combination of probably and possibly.) πŸ™‚

  21. LouAnn,
    Of course I will enjoy idiotboy…
    I have a fondness for “sphere”, go figure.
    Eric

    • sphere – an interesting one to say too–my husband sort of enjoys idiot boy and sort of doesn’t but his friends all get a kick out of it

  22. Papaya. That needs no explanation.

    • true – you are a funny girl

      • Coconut is another good one. I guess I have a thing for tropical fruit.

      • as long as you dont wear it on your head while you are table dancing

      • Damn. You caught me. Next up . . . bananas.

      • I have nothing……

  23. I like ‘sweetie’ ‘dear’ ‘lovie’ ….’baby & puppy’ when I’m talking to our doggie just off the top of my head..I’m sure there’s more…Diane

  24. A couple of my favorite words: loving kindness, mindfulness, equanimity

  25. Wine, chocolate, and some guy words that will get the ladies here to roll their eyes … and glad to see someone above using nincompoop (which is in my posts have a fundamental meaning and personal identification.

    Interesting, I did something today on words. I guess that puts us in some sort of blog synchronicity.
    http://afrankangle.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/on-a-word/

    • nincompoop should have its day in the sun–wine and chocolate are good words
      will check out your blog

  26. Listen, sincerity, ridiculous, pasta, and onomatopoeia

    Had to go to dictionary.com to make sure that last one was spelled correctly. πŸ˜‰ Oh and of course, chocolate should be on my list as well.

    • I have always love onomatopeia–since it was on my list of words to memorize in grade 13–when they still had grade 13 in Ontario
      listen and sincerity are also at the top of the list

  27. Oh goodness – too many to list! They are definitely tied to family, friends, blessings & great times & happy memories though!

    • all good words included in your comment: family, blessings, great times, happy memories

      • πŸ™‚

  28. autumnal, sunbeam, and three

  29. Elbow – it forces you to use just about every part of your mouth! πŸ˜€

  30. I’m reading your list of favorite words and I come to idiot boy? Made me laugh out loud. Favorite words off the top of my head: blue, summer, sunshine, water, silly billy.

    • you sound like a summer girl–blue skies, sunshine, the beach and a goat

      • Lol no not a goat, the silly billy is the latest word my grand daughter made up when she finds something you do funny.

      • I knew that – because you love your grandkids so much it sounded like something you would use around them

      • Nope you were right on the summer girl, but the rhyming right now comes from her, she has to rhyme everything.

      • maybe she can teach me–never could write rhyming poetry — every word is orange to me

      • πŸ˜‰

  31. Serendipity and discombobulated are my favourites and as I skidded through the comments, I think I saw both words. I’ll go back now and read the others.
    πŸ™‚

  32. Heffalump, chocolatey and silliness are also excellent words! πŸ™‚

    • most excellent

      • When you do get to my site, can I please ask a favour? I am not seeing my side bar and have lost all posts between 20th and 24th January. I’m wondering if my readers are similarly deprived? Thanks. πŸ™‚

      • They are missing and I cannot make a comment on your most beautiful poem of the 25th–I absolutely love it and will have to come up with one of my own.

      • You can’t make a comment – oh, that’s bad!

        Please come back when you’ve come up with your poem and hope the comment problem is mended.

        I have reported to WordPress but I’ll go back and tell them my despair at not being able to have comments made…. 😦

  33. cacophony-although the dictionary defines it as discordant, i think of it as both discordant or chaotic happy noise. i just like the way the word rolls off my tongue

  34. […] Β  This first item is inspired by LouAnn.Β She has invited all her readers to tell her their favourite words and I’d like to invite […]

  35. Your words are lovely. I actually never gave this much thought, but hmmm… chocolate (of course), book, grin, violet, caramel, epiphany, eureka, grace, adoration, myriad, giggle, willow, render… off the top of my head!

    • So many of those words hit a chord with me–book, myriad, willow–all wonderful words.


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