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Grisaille's avatar

What are your three favorite words?

Asked by Grisaille (12025points) May 23rd, 2009

How does they speak to you?

Are they mysterious, leaving a taste of wonder?

Do they give you sadness, despair?

Do they make you think about the happier days in your life?

What are they, collective? Why?

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DrasticDreamer's avatar

“I love you”. They make me feel everything.

Grisaille's avatar

@DrasticDreamer Just a matter of time before I received that response, I suppose.

Might as well have been the first answer. Good for you, my lady.

DrasticDreamer's avatar

@Grisaille For people to truly mean it, it’s just so goddamn rare… You know? So yeah, it’s special when you know someone means it.

Grisaille's avatar

@DrasticDreamer hell, it’s been a while… but the memory still remains. And yes – you are correct. They mean everything.

MacBean's avatar

evisceration: It feels good in my mouth and has the added bonus of creeping people the hell out.

fuck: Extremely versatile and still powerful when used by the right person in the right situation.

why: Because whether the person is asking “Why?” or “Why not?” it opens up the lines of communication and allows debate and teaching/learning.

Tink's avatar

Dude- I just love it
Nah- My sister taught me how to use it right
Love- it’s emotional

Bluefreedom's avatar

Live, love, laugh

rooeytoo's avatar




Saturated_Brain's avatar

Essentially: Just helps you to round everything up, yeah?
Well: Helps you to add another angle to a conversation, without sounding impolite. While at the same time being an underground source of water!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Random word to be inserted into any conversation to add a certain merriness to the situation (to be rarely though, else you’ll wear it out)

DrasticDreamer's avatar

@Saturated_Brain Do you mean…fragilistic? ‘Cause you put gragilistic. ;)

Saturated_Brain's avatar


Oh crap. You’re right. I’ll edit. Thanks for pointing that out!

Kayak8's avatar

“That your kid?”

Cardinal's avatar

Please SIT DOWN! I drive a school bus for a bunch little felons.

Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

Triple Sec
Lime Juice

Supacase's avatar

“I’m tired, Mommy.” No explanation necessary.

Seriously, I am fascinated by words. The way they roll off the tongue and the feelings they inspire.

Melancholy – I like the way it sounds and it is the best description of the most common feeling of my life. Depressed is too strong for an ordinary day. I feel like I should be in a Jane Austin novel.

Precocious – I think it is a delightful description of children when said without the somewhat negative connotation it has developed.

Succulent – It’s delicious with a bit of sex appeal.

DarkScribe's avatar

Do that again?

dannyc's avatar

Thanks—it conveys honest tribute.
Hello….I acknowledge you even in this crazy world. challenges me to think, and help.
Caveat..the words must be sincere and presented with a smile in their deliverance.

MacBean's avatar

@Supacase: I almost included “melancholy” for exactly the same reasons.

fedupwitcaddys's avatar


I usually find myself telling someone that who has just pissed me off

knitfroggy's avatar

Labyrinth and Lucid are beautiful words to say
Shit is fun to say

DrasticDreamer's avatar

@knitfroggy Lurve for “lucid”. It is a beautiful word.

hungryhungryhortence's avatar


SundayKittens's avatar

Golgi body
Endoplasmic reticulum

Darwin's avatar


These are all great fun to say and simply express their meanings with no doubt. They can’t be confused for something else.

rooeytoo's avatar

They are good choices Darwin, I like saying them all and just have, out loud. The customers shopping in the store are looking at me strangely but I don’t really care!!!

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knitfroggy's avatar

I’m going to try to work indubitably into a conversation today. It kinda rolls off the tongue

chelseababyy's avatar

@DrasticDreamer took my answer once again, however.. I have three others.

dum spiro spero

It means, “while I breathe, I hope.”

f4a's avatar

there are alot of words that i can consider my favorite, but heres what i can think of this moment…

placid – meaning calm; its just feels good to say
reason – it answers the question why? its as close as anyone could ever know the truth
sine qua non – aside from pleasant to hear and say, the word means prerequisite, without it another thing won’t be achieved.

SundayKittens's avatar

@chelseababyy that’s SC’s state motto! Are you from there?

chelseababyy's avatar

@kikibirdjones Nope. I’m a Jersey girl who now resides in Denver.

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Darwin's avatar

Plethora is a good word. I like it almost as much as indubitably.

knitfroggy's avatar

I love plethora…when I was in high school my good friend and I bought some colors and markers, glitter and color books, all kinds of art supplies. We put the stuff in a tackle box and called it our Plethora O’ Fun. If we were bored we’d get out the Pleth and draw pictures and color, etc. There isn’t a lot to do in this town when you’re 16 years old! We thought our Plethora O’ Fun was hysterical and quiet cool.

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