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What are Your Very Favorite Words in the English Language?

  1. lorlie6 profile image86
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    I'll name 3 that I absolutely love:
    Gimcrack (n.)-A cheap, tasteless and showy thing, usually ornamental.
    Lobscouse (n.)-A meat and vegetable stew enjoyed thoroughly by sailors.
    Crinkum-crankum (n.)-Something consisting of elaborate twists and turns-often refers to fanciful penmanship.

    Any others to offer? smile

    1. Georzetta profile image81
      Georzettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      light, serendipity, myriad

      1. lorlie6 profile image86
        lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        So soothing...smile

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      rhartlandsbergposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Obsequious. Love it.

  2. tantrum profile image59
    tantrumposted 7 years ago

    extreme
    nightmare
    surrender

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    Justine76posted 7 years ago

    I cant write them here...Ill get reported.  wink

    how about..
    adore
    languish
    snickerdoodle

    1. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hehe. smile
      Snickerdoodle is fabulous-I'll be right back after I look that one up!!

    2. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Justine-do bake a dozen or so and send them to me asap-they sound wonderful!

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        OK!!!!

  4. timorous profile image92
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    I like old English words like:
    notwithstanding: (means nevertheless, all the same)
    whilst: (same as while)

    Or legal lingo like: "be upstanding".

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      Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I say notwithstanding all the time
      peopel hate me...
      words are cool.

    2. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I'm never sure about 'whilst,' though I sneak it into my writing sometimes! smile

    3. thisisoli profile image56
      thisisoliposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I use/see those words all the time, maybe it's just in England though!

      I think my favorite word ever has to be 'Bollocks'.

    4. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      those are so nice. I also love old english.



      how about

      woods~ say it 10 times fast

      no thing~~  nothing

      rose~

  5. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    i don't think I have any....sad

    1. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, Nooooo!  There are some amazing and bizarre ones out there, I think they're hysterical, Rafini!

      1. Rafini profile image88
        Rafiniposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        smile don't get me wrong - I love words, but I don't think I have any favorites...I certainly have some I DONT like...

        1. lorlie6 profile image86
          lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Go for it, Rafini!  New phase of this word game.
          Hmmm, I'll think about some, myself.

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image63
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    hi lorlie

    love
    peace
    smile

    1. lorlie6 profile image86
      lorlie6posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, PDH-those are so perfect...smile

  7. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    okay, how about...

    confidence
    responsibility
    accountability

  8. Shadesbreath profile image90
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    Scrofulous still makes me laugh.  I'm also keen on the F-word for it's amazing versatility.

    1. Georzetta profile image81
      Georzettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      But don't you think that the F. word has become overdone to the point of meaninglessness? It's so tiresome to hear it over and over.

      I keep thinking that the English language has almost half million words (I think that was the number I read). You can't come up with anything better than that? Not "you" personally but more generally in popular culture.

      Is the word that good or does it just reflect a lack of imagination and education?

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        What other word is so versatile you can say "f*** you, you f******* f***"?
        And still get a laff?

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        Justine76posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        fuck you you fucking fucky fuck!!!!
        nope, still a good word
        wink

  9. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Sensual(and all related words) smile

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    pinkyleeposted 7 years ago

    seriously
    awesome
    f***

  11. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    castration
    antidisestablishmentarianism
    fiddle

  12. lorlie6 profile image86
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    Languid
    Luxurious
    Lithe
    Winsome
    Excuse me while I go cool off a bit...lol

  13. samboiam profile image61
    samboiamposted 7 years ago

    Some of my favorite words are:

    Oh
    my
    God
    don't
    stop

    Especially when they are used in that particular order.

  14. thisisoli profile image56
    thisisoliposted 7 years ago

    Mark Knowles might just have become my personal God for the 'laff' comment!

  15. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    love
    peace
    paraphernalia
    sensuous
    lingering
    exhalting

  16. figment profile image76
    figmentposted 7 years ago

    F***

  17. lorlie6 profile image86
    lorlie6posted 7 years ago

    Conundrum
    Bellicose
    Ingratiate

  18. harrist profile image60
    harristposted 7 years ago

    flawless victory and handy dandy, SEO CRAPS and etc

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    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 7 years ago

    Serendipity smile

    1. figment profile image76
      figmentposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good one

  20. TheGlassSpider profile image80
    TheGlassSpiderposted 7 years ago

    Metanoia smile

    Sibilant

    Whimsical

    Euphonious

    Dirigible...hehe...that's a funny one for some reason.

    1. Georzetta profile image81
      Georzettaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I am also very fond of whimsical. It always seems to be used to describe happy things.

  21. calpol25 profile image77
    calpol25posted 7 years ago

    Succotash - cooked mixture of sweetcorn and lima beans

    Supercilious - arrogant, haughty disdainful

    Tranquillity - meaning peace, peaceful state

    Gadabout - idler, loafer, rambler, vagrant

  22. qwark profile image62
    qwarkposted 7 years ago

    Lets see.....ok, got it:
    "supercalafragalisticexpealidocious!"
    Eh?
    Wanna borrow my umbrella?
    It's magic!!   :-)

    1. calpol25 profile image77
      calpol25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol i like that smile

      1. qwark profile image62
        qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Cal:
        So did Mary Poppins...:-)

        1. calpol25 profile image77
          calpol25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

          When I was a kid i was so obsessed with that film i used to go to bed with an umbrella lol

          My mam threatened to take me for therapy and such guess its mary poppins fault I turned out my way lol smile

          1. qwark profile image62
            qwarkposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Cal:
            Yeh...lol My son loved it too.
            I just sent him "Avatar" on disc.
            He and I are scifi nuts.
            I want to see the 3d pic of it....it's supposed to be incredible.
            I loved it on disc.

            I'm gonna it the sac....g'nite...:-)

            1. calpol25 profile image77
              calpol25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              night qwark

              see u soon

              lol

  23. TrixieGator profile image61
    TrixieGatorposted 7 years ago

    i love the words
    ~cupcake
    ~glue
    ~lollipop
    and made up words like wackadoodle~ meaning very weird guy walking down the street in a clown wig ~ha ha

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    You've won the lottery! big_smile

    1. calpol25 profile image77
      calpol25posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      i like them words too smile

  25. timorous profile image92
    timorousposted 7 years ago

    I like how you can separate a word into two words, like

    manslaughter -> man's laughter.  (O.K. I cheated a little bit).

    On a side note, I forgot to mention earlier, the word 'wank' is fairly descriptive..thanks all you Brits.

  26. John Kounoupis profile image60
    John Kounoupisposted 7 years ago

    flatulence

 
working