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August 12th, 2014 08:34 PM #1
Hi! Not sure if this has been done or not, or if I'm just weird, but does anybody else have a few words or phrases that they particularly like? It may sound nice to you or have a weird meaning or something along those lines.
If so, like to share?
Paraphernalia, eloquent, caterpillar, folly, euphoniously, blasphemy, origami and phantasmagorical are some of mine just because they sound cool.
Some of my favourite words with weird and wonderful meanings include:
aubade - A love song which is sung at dawn
eumoirous - Happiness due to being honest and wholesome
asoxography - a skilled writing on an unimportant taste
aeolist - A pompous windy bore who pretends to have an imagination
sabaism - The worship of stars
aureate - Pertaining to the fancy or flowery words used by poets
August 13th, 2014 04:15 AM #3
No, I'm weird too and love certain words and can't help but giggle if I ever hear them, they aren't quite as fancy as yours but I still like them:
Nib - like the nib of a pen, a student of mine once put his hand up in the middle of a test and said: "Miss, the nib of my pen just broke." and I just burst into weird little giggles.
Fawn and Fauna
I just like all the sounds to them, I'm not sure why I like nib though...
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August 13th, 2014 05:12 AM #5
If you're weird, then I am certainly weirder: I have 5 books (just counted then) solely devoted to obscure words- that's without counting all my thesaurus' and dictionaries of various topics. These are just some of my favourites (I could literally go on for hours)
Artolater- worshipper of bread (me, in other words.)
Fard- To apply cosmetics to your face (excuse me, I'm just going to the bathroom to fard)
Pumpernickel- Say it, it just sounds so great (hey, another bread related word )
Coulrophobia- fear of clowns. Me, which is ironic, considering I regularly perform in circus shows.
Shrub- I remember vaguely that in kindergarten, we each got asked for a word that started with 's'. Everyone pretty much either said school or snake. I said shrub, the teacher was so impressed and told my mum I was very advanced for my age. My mum told her my dad was a gardener.
Oxter- another word for armpit, as well as another word for embracing with your arms (my, your oxters smell today)
Bibliopole- A book seller, particularly a seller of rare books
Blasphemy- Especially great when a toddler says it. I taught my sister this when she was little, and I thought it was the funniest thing ever, when exclaimed with great enthusiasm.
I could keep going, but I think I will stop there.
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August 13th, 2014 07:42 AM #7
I love the sound of these words:
The last two are quite funny because I am an ailurophile and I will probably have a clowder of cats when I'm older, so it's a good job I like the sound of those words cos I will be hearing them a lot sometime in the future.
And this is my favourite sounding phrase:
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August 13th, 2014 09:26 AM #9