What are Your Very Favorite Words in the English Language?

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  1. lorlie6 profile image83
    lorlie6posted 8 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 image78
      Georzettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      light, serendipity, myriad

      1. lorlie6 profile image83
        lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        So soothing...smile

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      rhartlandsbergposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Obsequious. Love it.

  2. tantrum profile image60
    tantrumposted 8 years ago

    extreme
    nightmare
    surrender

  3. profile image0
    Justine76posted 8 years ago

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

    how about..
    adore
    languish
    snickerdoodle

    1. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

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        Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        OK!!!!

  4. timorous profile image82
    timorousposted 8 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 8 years agoin reply to this

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

    2. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

    3. thisisoli profile image72
      thisisoliposted 8 years agoin 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 image86
      rebekahELLEposted 8 years agoin 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 image85
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

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

    1. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. Rafini profile image85
        Rafiniposted 8 years agoin 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 image83
          lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  6. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    hi lorlie

    love
    peace
    smile

    1. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  7. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 8 years ago

    okay, how about...

    confidence
    responsibility
    accountability

  8. Shadesbreath profile image83
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

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

    1. Georzetta profile image78
      Georzettaposted 8 years agoin 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 8 years agoin 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 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  9. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Sensual(and all related words) smile

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    pinkyleeposted 8 years ago

    seriously
    awesome
    f***

  11. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    castration
    antidisestablishmentarianism
    fiddle

  12. lorlie6 profile image83
    lorlie6posted 8 years ago

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

  13. samboiam profile image57
    samboiamposted 8 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 image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

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

  15. Beth100 profile image72
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    love
    peace
    paraphernalia
    sensuous
    lingering
    exhalting

  16. figment profile image82
    figmentposted 8 years ago

    F***

  17. lorlie6 profile image83
    lorlie6posted 8 years ago

    Conundrum
    Bellicose
    Ingratiate

  18. harrist profile image60
    harristposted 8 years ago

    flawless victory and handy dandy, SEO CRAPS and etc

  19. profile image0
    Pani Midnyte Odinposted 8 years ago

    Serendipity smile

    1. figment profile image82
      figmentposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Good one

  20. TheGlassSpider profile image71
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    Metanoia smile

    Sibilant

    Whimsical

    Euphonious

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

    1. Georzetta profile image78
      Georzettaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

  21. calpol25 profile image66
    calpol25posted 8 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 image56
    qwarkposted 8 years ago

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

    1. calpol25 profile image66
      calpol25posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol i like that smile

      1. qwark profile image56
        qwarkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

        1. calpol25 profile image66
          calpol25posted 8 years agoin 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 image56
            qwarkposted 8 years agoin 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 image66
              calpol25posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              night qwark

              see u soon

              lol

  23. TrixieGator profile image57
    TrixieGatorposted 8 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 8 years ago

    You've won the lottery! big_smile

    1. calpol25 profile image66
      calpol25posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      i like them words too smile

  25. timorous profile image82
    timorousposted 8 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 8 years ago

    flatulence

 
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