11/14/08

Words...

...I'm a slave to them.
And my blog friend You Know Where You Are With recently posted this meme, which, obviously, I could not resist.
So here I go again with the memes:
A word I use too much: inordinately
A word I should use more: frugal
A word I wish I used more: lutefisk
A word that hurts my ears when others say it: latté (runner up: doily)
A word that doesn't feel right in my mouth when I say it: milk
A word used too much in novels: ineffable
A word that's used too much in newspapers and magazines: ramped up (OK, that’s two)
A word that's used too much in broadcast news: (I’m going to have to go with a phrase here) Could it kill you?
A word used too much in poetry: Limpid
A word that evokes for me a visual image
other than the word itself: parochial
A word that evokes for me a taste other than the word itself: cement
A word that evokes for me a smell other than the word itself: garrigue
A word that evokes for me a tactile sensation other than the word itself: miasma
A word that evokes for me a sound other than the word itself: chiffon
A word I'd like people to use about me: obtuse (just kidding)...uhm...individual.
A word I think more people should be aware of: stoic
A word that makes me feel stupid: caucus
A word that makes me feel smart: didactic
A word I remember learning as a kid: epigram
A word I say just for fun: haggis

(and, finally, my husband's unsolicited verbal contribution: turducken).

10 comments:

monica said...

Brilliant.

Vivian M said...

Well done! Now I need to go pick up a dictionary and look some of those words up.

A Beautiful Mess said...

Maia....lutefisk really??? ;0 Well it could go with haggis

Heather said...

Do you enjoy lutefisk? As a Norwegian who grew up in Minnesota, I've had my share.

My Heart Beats In China said...

Well at least I know what turducken is!

Snowflowers Mum said...

you had me at haggis

crazylady said...

I need to go pick me up a Reader's Digest and do some of those vocab tests and THEN read this blog.

Rebecca of "China, Baby!" said...

OK, you know WAY more words than I do. :) I feel stupid!

Yoli said...

I love it. Love, a word I abuse too much.

You Know Where You Are With said...

Mmmmmm...haggis.

This was fun.