Word Bliss Monday




I wouldn’t be a writer if I didn’t love — adore, caress, worship — words. The thesaurus and dictionary are easily my two favorite books.


I love fun words like:


— bumfuzzle (being confused)


— fartlek (change between sprinting and jogging)


— sozzled (being drunk)


— bibliokept (person who steals books)


New words added to the English language like:


— chickie (term of endearment)


— mentionitis (someone who repeatedly mentions something, particularly the name of a loved one)


— next tomorrow (day after tomorrow)



New teen slang:


— periodt (end of discussion)


— flex (showoff)


— I’m dead (dying of laughter)



And archaic words:


— caboose (kitchen on a ship’s deck)


— crinkum-crankum (elaborate detail)


— jakes (outdoor toilet)



And to think those are just a few words among millions in thousands of other categories. Considering I think of every word as a possible story, it’s no wonder there’s sometimes no room left in my head to remember where I put my keys.


What’s your favorite word?




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