…I just saw cup of jo’s great post about annoying words (btw – there were 203 comments when I finished reading them – I don’t usually read comments, but since I was linking the post I felt like I should – and there are lots of opinions about what’s annoying…and also about what’s not and I love that her husband commented too!)
just yesterday I was talking with martha about words. my favorite is “exacerbate” – it’s just so fun to say – but since I left the corporate world I don’t get to use it much. in that former life, I found at least a few times a week to work it into normal conversation. (hum, don’t judge!)
vocabulary, vernacular, slang, etc. … I love how it changes. I love how words can take on so much more than just the definitions in the dictionary. and I love how we respond … how our own vocabularies adapt (or not!) and shift.
I’ve signed up twice for cathy zielse’s A to Z class. (no, I haven’t made a book. yet) as part of the class preparation, I have two tab books – one from 2009 and one from 2010 that capture my life at those moments. A to Z. and maybe because “V” is a tough letter for me, I wrote vocabulary entries in both of them.
I think I need to make a 2011 list. and it would definitely include lovely, yummy, stunning, oh my, amazing, and …. hopefully not too many words that would make anyone’s annoying list! what are your favorite words? (or words you wish you didn’t use quite so much, “um”, “like”, “really”)