Say Anything, or Just Say Your Favorites: Favorite Words

 

sayanything

Perhaps you are not as dorky as I, marking words in your reading that you like (or didn’t know). Before the iPhone I used to do this in my dictionary. Hello, who saw Say Anything and didn’t want to be Ione Skye’s character? Apparently she influenced me beyond wanting a boy to stand outside my window with a radio over his head, because I have an old dictionary filled with checked-off words. Now, I “favorite” them in my Dictionary app, and because it calls it favoriting, I started marking my favorites – not just the words I wasn’t familiar with.

Fellow word-nerds, let us unite. I’ll show you (some of) mine if you’ll show me yours…

  • amortize (sounds like love, but it isn’t)
  • anachronistic (because I like to correct people, an endearing quality I’m sure)
  • belletristic (because it sounds like Bellatrix and I love Helena Bonham Carter)
  • bibliophage (an ardent reader; a bookworm… what’s not to love?)
  • cicatrix (basically it means “scar”, but say it out loud – so fun, right?)
  • gasconade (I really, really wish this meant fart grenade; it does not)
  • idoneous (a smart word for a simple meaning)
  • leviathan (its meaning gives me the chills, and also makes me think of “Wingardium leviosa” – nerd alert!)
  • nefarious (sounds like what it describes – and sounds good when said emphatically to make your point)
  • obstreperous (the word is difficult for me to say – which is fitting – so it wins a spot on my list)
  • pedantry (because it sounds like “pantry” and I like food, but also because I like rules)
  • solipsism (it describes an entire generation of people in one word; so convenient)

We've got a $100 Visa giftcard to give away. Technically, you wouldn't HAVE to buy books if you won this, but let's face it you probably would. Go here to enter, or just click the image below. visagiftcard
VIEW COMMENTS