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Favorite words?

Asked by omfgTALIjustIMDu (8813points) February 13th, 2008

This is to counter breedmitch’s question about aversion to words, because some of peoples’ least favorite ones were my favorite ones.

Mine are: squelch, spork, and genuine.

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mirza's avatar

crazy diamond, Revolutionize, banal,

jrpowell's avatar

fecundity
omphaloskepsis
duality

brownlemur's avatar

Sesquipedalian.
Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis.
Porphyria.
Platykurtic.
Euarchontan.
Pie-hole (or cake-hole).
Updog.

Poser's avatar

Thanks to some stupid Wendy’s commercial: fpoon.

I know it’s not a real word, but I love saying it.

Maybe it’s spelled “phpoon.”

Randy's avatar

gyrate. Hahaha. Hillarious!

Sisa's avatar

I like fecundity, FUJI and Dr. Pepper

paulc's avatar

I enjoy “sardoodledom” though not as frequently as “polymorphic”.

Sisa's avatar

maybe we all like some p words. Lol

sndfreQ's avatar

scintillating

Perchik's avatar

titillating
query
squirrelly
transfusion
expedite
swizzle stick
yeomen

Generally anything that has a q w x y or z in it :D

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?

breedmitch's avatar

@ brownlemur: What’s updog?
Couldn’t resist. he he

El_Cadejo's avatar

i love neophyte great word

octopodes is cool and the proper plural form of octopus

and lastly f**k its just such a versatile word. I cant think of one sentence where i could not make that word fit in. The key though is to not be one of those obnoxious people who over use the word.

El_Cadejo's avatar

Oh also forgot to add

Cthulhu

syz's avatar

Sursurrus (LOVE that word!)
Usurer
Cachectic
Flurbiprofen (not really a word, it’s an opthalmic medication, but try saying it – it’s fun!)
Onimonipea

gailcalled's avatar

Ghoti
George Bernard Shaw is said to have expressed his frustration with spelling:

GH as in enough = F, O as in women = I, TI as in station = SH

gailcalled's avatar

metempsychosis
ditto for omphaloskepsis and susurrus
phthisic
*onomatopoeia
limacine (my kids’ fave for years)
galligaskins (from a memorable night of Pictionary.)

gailcalled's avatar

@Poser: re *fpoon.” The Brits used to use “f” instead of “s”. There is a funny *parody called “Greenfleeves” from AT THE DROP OF A HAT, by Flanders & Swann.

* “Well this is a pretty unlikely title. ...for a fong.”

gailcalled's avatar

@breedmitch;

(The flower); Forget-me-not; Veirgissmeinnicht; myosotis; nontiscondardime

gailcalled's avatar

neologism
fustian
bombast

Henry James said to Edith Wharton that the most beautiful words in the English language were “summer afternoon.” IMO, the ugliest are “icy driveway.”

ironhiway's avatar

let’s work it out “together”.

Jill_E's avatar

awesome
sunset
grace

Wendy’s commercial…“where’s the beef” makes our 3 year old laugh

chris's avatar

good ones from math:

symplectomorphism
cohomology

Poser's avatar

I’d like to add: paginate, compliments of sferik.

nina's avatar

epiphany, ambidextrous, continuum – those words are compact and helpful.

90s_kid's avatar

Hippopotamonstrosesquipedalliophobia. The spelling is probably wrong, sorry :S.

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