Yeah, I know, playing favorites is hard… My friend Crystal and I put a nice little fun word post together, so head over to Persiflage to join the party. Leave your favorite English words in the comments or link to a post of your own!
Even if you cannot think of one straight away, you might find a new favorite English word in the comments. I certainly had to check out a few! Looking outside I wouldn’t be surprised, if a house dropped on someone with red shoes. This really is a day for reading.
(Did you know that extreme couching is a thing? See, dear writer, you are not procrastinating.)
Thanks for having me Crystal. It was great fun!
noun [S] formal – /ˌkɔːr.nəˈkoʊ.pi.ə/
A large amount or supply of something.
What puts the “ape” in apricot?
I am not sure. What I do know is that you really don’t want to miss out on those fun words! So clickety click!
Righto, I’ll split. Enjoy your Sunday.
More fun with words:
The Germans have a word for it
German Word of the Day – Stoßlüften
German Word of the Day – Fischeinwickelpapier
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55 thoughts on “Do You Have A Favorite English Word?”
Do you have one ?
It is too hard to just settle on one! Head over to Crystal if you like to find 5! Plus the comments are gold. I had too look up plenty of words today!
You must have a favourite!
I do like morose but there are plenty more fun words
Mine is “Can’t”
I prefer “ain’t”.
It’s always fun to speak in rather sophisticated English and then throw in an “ain’t” a few double negations once in a while.
When people tell me it’s wrong grammar, I reply that John Steinbeck wrote like that and he won the Nobel Prize for Literature.
🙂 Ain’t that a sophisticated answer
Ain’t funny to tease Americans or Canadians ? Haha
Ain’t no fun at all ☺️
Ain’t no sunshine …
“Ain’t” is too american for my liking. Although some Londoners used to incorporate american words or slang – and I assume they still do.
ker·fuf·fle | \ kər-ˈfə-fəl \
Definition of kerfuffle
: a disturbance or commotion typically caused by a dispute or conflict
Oh, that’s a great word! And it really looks pretty, too. Thanks for joining in!
You’re welcome 😁 another few favorites as of late are Chuffed and Snog…all informal British words that I hear when I listen to BBC Radio
As in snog, marry avoid? Ha ha, we did watch that for a while, erm …
Watch ? No i said the radio not tv. I don’t have direct access to shows here in the States.
I had to look up word origin of this one—British informal, probably Scottish Gaelic. Reminds me of hurly-burly.
Have you ever heard curly-burly?
Matt – that is my favorite word too. I like the sound of it; guess I’ll just have to settle for “gobsmacked”. 🙂
gob·smacked | \ ˈgäb-ˌsmakt \
Definition of gobsmacked
overwhelmed with wonder, surprise, or shock : ASTOUNDED
Ha ! Nice to meet a fellow kerfuffle lover 😂
Ha ha – I like the way it rolls off the tongue. 🙂
That is a pretty good word, too!
My favourite word isn’t in the dictionary!
Is it PC to write here or will you land in the spam?
My English teacher used to say “If it is not in the Collins Cobuild dictionary, it certainly is not a word.” She was a tough lady … Once I saw her smoking on a field trip, that nearly killed me 🙂
It’s actually American slang: CLUSTERF*** – when lots of things go wrong at the same time. Brexit is a classic example of one!😎
Oh, that’s a good one! Very descriptive.
I’m afraid outside the UK that Brexit thing is really not of much interest in the news anymore. Hey, oblivion is a good word, too
I was just using Brexit as an example. I can apply to any situation. Whether it is / is not news any more was not the point. A clusterf*** can happen to anyone / any time / any place. Someone, somewhere is experiencing one right now – guaranteed!
Absolutely one fantastic word
With all due respect, my last week was like that
Not quite English, but used anyway, today I like zeitgeist and sheisse.
They are probably some of the better words we’ve spread!
P. S. Dear friend, thank you for the entertainment while I do some deserved extreme couching. Today’s Be Kitschig post has been bewitching!
What about “paparazzi” and “fiasco” ?
Yes and yes. Adding to my list.
My favorite English word is the adverb ‘excruciatingly’, because it sounds like what it means.
Oh, that is a good word!
Good stuff It was fun going back and forth looking at words
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My two favourites are serendipity and perspicacious but I never seem to create an opportuinity to use them 😉
Those are some pretty good words! Mabye don’t use them, just to keep them extra special?
Haha, yes, a good idea! 😉
Petrichor–the fresh smell of the air after it rains.
I absolutely love that smell! I had no idea there’s a word for it. Beautiful 🌤️
Serendipity. A song by Sting. (Anybody uses it? Half don’t know what it means…)
That is a nice word indeed! I don’t think i ever used it …
Not easy to place in the conversation.
Oh, me like!
Whirlygig – object that spins or whirls (and apparently the name of a psychedelic (another great word!) nightclub in London in the 1980s