Do You Have A Favorite English Word?

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!

cornucopia

noun [S]   formal – /ˌkɔːr.nəˈkoʊ.pi.ə/

A large amount or supply of something.

Crystal Byers with be kitschig blog favorite Word in English

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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54 thoughts on “Do You Have A Favorite English Word?

    1. 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!

    1. 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.

      1. “Ain’t” is too american for my liking. Although some Londoners used to incorporate american words or slang – and I assume they still do.

  1. kerfuffle
    noun, informal

    ker·​fuf·​fle | \ kər-ˈfə-fəl \
    plural kerfuffles
    Definition of kerfuffle
    : a disturbance or commotion typically caused by a dispute or conflict

      1. 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

    1. 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

    1. 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 🙂

      1. 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

      2. 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!

  2. My favorite English word is the adverb ‘excruciatingly’, because it sounds like what it means.

  3. Whirlygig – object that spins or whirls (and apparently the name of a psychedelic (another great word!) nightclub in London in the 1980s

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