The English Language is full of rich and descriptive words, many of which are going out of common useage. There are also many new words coming into use.
I recently found out that the proper word for'having a senior moment' and having the inability to remember the right word is, in fact, lethological!
In this (often) Keyword-driven medium of the Internet, which are your favourite descriptive words and which do you think should be more used in common English and why?
Plethora, which means an excess of something. I've used it from time to time, and I've always wondered how it worked its way into my vocabulary. It's a word that you only sometimes hear, but not too much.
How about the word 'Behoove.' Heard it in a conversation years ago and never forgot it.
Supercalafragilisticexpialadocious would be quite hard to work into a HubPages article and is only rated at an av cpc of 4p - still, if I remember rightly in Mary Poppins 'with Tuppence for paper and string you can do almost anything'!
I like the word Specificity, though I am kind of intimidated saying it out loud. I am afraid of having a Sylvester the Cat moment.
Amidst the plaethora of words it behooves me to elucidate with specificity the delicious sound of Supercalafragilisticexpialadocious. Not with any desire to stupify but to point out that, as serendipity would have it, the chronological order of the word matches my shopping list; ie.
I am required to purchase soup, a cauliflower, a new fridge, some rubber bands, eggs, peas, and mints for my bad breath that is;
Soup a cauli fridge elastic eggs peas halitosis.
I am now prevented from a lethological moment.
I thank you (he bows deeply from the waist)
Absolutely fanflippintastic!! Thank you iantoPF that is brilliant! Now, can anyone top that?? I doubt it!
Absolutely Superb iantoPF!
Anyone care to try - stupidly?
In the category of words that sound exactly like their meanings there is : crass
which is one of my all time favorite words.
crass means lacking in delicacy, or gross.
I agree mega1 - I started this topic because I think that I am not adventurous enough with words, my all time favourite is mellifluous meaning pleasing to the ear - I think that should also be in the category of words that sound like their meanings.
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