Friday, October 07, 2005

Fun words to say and use

Last week Dr. Taylor, over at Poliblog, posted a FFM that I never found the time to join in on. I thought maybe I'd catch up today. The challenge was to list 10 words that you like the sound of and actually use. I'm afraid I'm not really up to the original challenge, but I'll list 5 instead. Here goes:

1. Ameliorate

2. Incomprehensible

3. Inexplicable

4. Lovely (my sarcastic response to anything that irritates me)

5. Geef (ok, that's not really a word, but it is in my house. It's an all-purpose nonsense word that my youngest son made up years ago and it just stuck.)

Funny, I just realized that 4 out of the 5 are words I use when I'm frustrated. I wonder if that says something about me . . .

Note: Maybe seeing this trackback will remind Dr. T that it is Friday and he'll do a new FFM for today.


Steven Taylor said...

I was actually thinking about the FFM when your trackback arrived.

I am deciding which way to go at the moment.

Steven Taylor said...

And, amusingly, I used to use "geef" as a nonsense word when I was a kid--it was a variation on another nonsense word: "geefle".

Usage: "You're being a geef."

"What a geefle."

I think "geefleplex" may have also been in the mix.

Jan said...

In our case, it was a mispronunciation of the word "teeth".
I actually used it when I was little as a mispronunciation of "grief".

S said...