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What is your favorite word? and why is it your favorite word?

Asked by sarapnsc (1439points) August 20th, 2008

My favorite word is why? I like it because it never ends!

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whatthefluther's avatar

love…all you need is love

marinelife's avatar

At the moment ( it varies a lot), it is frizzer. Noun A Fluther question so poor written as to be virtually impenetrable as to meaning.

benseven's avatar

At the moment it’s ‘epic’.

eambos's avatar

Flutherian: Adj Pertaining to/orginating from Fluther.

Ex: Marina’s use of frizzer is flutherian in nature.

flameboi's avatar

My fav. word is dream, because it contains everything I love

SuperMouse's avatar

It is a four way tie for me between: jape, slake, svelte, and defenestrate. I love them because every time I am able to work any one of the four into a conversation people think to themselves, “Wow look at the big brain on Mouse!”

That is what I chose to believe they are thinking, in reality it might be closer to “what is she trying to prove using those three dollar words?”

scamp's avatar

I guess I would have to say peat, and repeat.

trumi's avatar

Apt. Because it is just so consistently… Apt! :D

Very underused word.

Scrumpulator's avatar

The word that is my favorite, is: scrumpulate: its a word i invented to deal with the act of twirling an idea or thought in your head to the point that you nearly make love with it. Its the total dwelling and thinking upon and idea until the truth of that idea becomes clear to your self. If any one would like to take the word and use it, it will greatly increase its chances of becoming real. after all Shakespeare added 75 thousand words to the english langueage. at least I can add one

shrubbery's avatar

From one of my favourite movies.

marinelife's avatar

@supermouse Defenestrate is on my all-time list too.

benseven's avatar

+1 for defenestrate, awesome and sounds painful!

gailcalled's avatar

-1 for “awesome.” I would have to say “Definitely.” At present, I have nine misspelled versions from Fluther alone. Or at least I think I do. As I look at the list, my eyes cross. Samples on demand.

gailcalled's avatar

I am fond of “sussurrus.”...perfect example of onopatopoaeia. I use it to call Milo inside.

emt333's avatar

my favorite word is shank. feels good when you say it, and has three very distinct meanings which are each appropriate to the sound of the word: a cut of meat, an errant golf shot, or an ersatz prison knife. shank…gets me wondering what other fun words have multiple meanings that work so well with the sound.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

At this moment the word “nincompoop” is my favorite. And, yes, it most certainly has to do with my boss.

Mr_M's avatar

“exude” and I don’t know why.

pinky134's avatar

Fubar. it sounds so friendly.

SuperMouse's avatar

@Pinky, I gotta ask, you know what Fubar is an acronym for right?

gailcalled's avatar

Similar to SNAFU – a WWII military expression, I think.

SuperMouse's avatar

@Gail, that’s what I understand it to mean – I’m pretty sure I heard it in the movie Saving Private Ryan.

F ‘ed

gailcalled's avatar

Right. Situation Normal, All F*cked Up.

pinky134's avatar

Yes. Fully aware of definition. It still sounds friendly. :)

augustlan's avatar

Supercilious, because it sounds exactly like it’s definition. bonus: also fun to say

greylady's avatar

You Betcha. Because I say it fairly often, I tend to be an optimist, and it makes people laugh if they are not from here.

cyndyh's avatar

Vasectomy. Yes, I think that’s my favorite word these days. It’s a carefree word.

breedmitch's avatar

Butterfly. But it’s equally good in it’s german, french, and italian forms: schmetterling, papillion, and farfalla. Isn’t it pretty in each language? I wonder if it has double letters in any other languages?

gailcalled's avatar

@Breed: I wish I had time. This kind of research is more fun than what I am about to do. Drive, drive, and drive – and then test my mother on whether 1) she can take a shower unaided, 2) do her laundry ditto and 3) wak to lunch w/o wheel chair.
_@Harold: its—

wildflower's avatar

Probably. I like saying it and it’s a great disclaimer.

90s_kid's avatar

Hippopotamonstrosesquipedalliophobia. The spelling is probably wrong, sorry :S.
It is long and I loved it the first time I heard it.
I also like sapphire because I won a spelling bee with it (I am apparently a good speller——but that is it).

kritz_the_cat's avatar


Don’t know why.

But it makes my mouth water, so maybe that’s why.

Cat13's avatar

I like the word SUPERFLUOUS – perhaps because so many things are, and reconizing this gets at what’s important, like caring, sharing, and chocolate.

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