This is just to say I’ve placed several new words in my “Favorite” column on the Word Game page.
For those of you unfamiliar with my brand of geekosity, this is an ongoing list of words I enjoy based purely on sound and feel, not on what they mean. It’s utterly subjective and is a ridiculous waste of time and energy unless you enjoy words as I do. 🙂
To me, it’s a practice of both anti-literalism and poetry.
So, you bibliophiles, I offer for your consideration:
Nigh – Say it soft, and it’s almost like praying.
Thwart – The power of a curse word in an unassuming package.
Hyperbole – If we’d had a daughter.
And two for the Least Favorite column:
Particularly – Listen to you. Back off, man.
Vegetable – Yeah, I see you. Do you need that many syllables?
Rebuttals and recommendations welcome.