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What's your favorite word?

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:42 pm
by unseentangerine
I just read the word Slavering in gunsofchekhovia's drabble and I thought, Now there's a word. It's pretty good but my favorite word is Crush. When I say it it makes me think of forcing a piece of watermelon through my teeth with my tongue. My brother likes Saunter an awful lot (I think it's the mental image of someone doing the verb for him). Why do you like your favorite word?

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Sun Oct 19, 2014 10:58 pm
by SpareInch
I'm rather fond of the word Brythonic. And not just on nationalistic grounds either. (Means something very similar to British, but referring to the Iron Age.) I just like the sound of it.

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:04 am
by ROU Killing Time
Point of clarification. Are we talking about during sex, or any other time?

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:07 am
by ROU Killing Time
But seriously, I like "eschew" followed by "gesundheit."

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:30 am
by strawman
ROU Killing Time wrote:Point of clarification. Are we talking about during sex, or any other time?
If talking about sex, let's be satisfied with a simple poll: Is it a Noun/Verb/Adjective/Adverb?
Conjunction is not an option, ROU.
...Nor is Exclamation or Ejaculation.
Although that last is a curiously underused dialog tag.

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:48 pm
by pondspider
ROU Killing Time wrote:But seriously, I like "eschew" followed by "gesundheit."
I'm probably being picky, but as it's a noun, it must have a capital initial letter, Gesundheit. :lol:

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:54 pm
by pondspider
Palava has to be up there near the top of my list, along with flabbergasted. The latter was, in my mind, imortalised by the British comedian Frankie Howerd in his utterance, "Never has my flabber been so gasted", closely followed on many occasions my "Ooh no, Missus!".

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 12:25 am
by Spindaddy
My favorite word is allegedly.

Followed very closely by schadenfreude.

Allegedly.

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 2:06 pm
by Chairman Goodchild
Embiggen.

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:42 pm
by unseentangerine
Chairman Goodchild wrote:Embiggen.
nice

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:41 pm
by pondspider
unseentangerine wrote:
Chairman Goodchild wrote:Embiggen.
nice
splendid

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:52 am
by Horrorshow
I've always had a thing for the word fallopian.

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:06 am
by SpareInch
Horrorshow wrote:I've always had a thing for the word fallopian.
Is that what you call someone from Fallopia?

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 12:01 pm
by strawman
SpareInch wrote:
Horrorshow wrote:I've always had a thing for the word fallopian.
Is that what you call someone from Fallopia?
And what do they call the subways on Fallopia?

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 2:53 pm
by SpareInch
strawman wrote:And what do they call the subways on Fallopia?

Fallopian Light Urban Railway Tunnels, or FLURTs for short. :D

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2015 5:26 pm
by strawman
I guess Fallopian Tubes was too obvious?

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:04 pm
by SpareInch
Way, way too obvious.

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 4:39 am
by AtemAndrew
I'd go with 'it'. 'It' is so very, very useful, 'it' is frequently said, and 'it' is also very good at 'it's' job at scaring away the 'Knights who till recently said Ni', for they cannot hear 'it' being said, much less pronounce 'it.'

Re: What's your favorite word?

Posted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:14 pm
by Gedankenexperiment
I really like the word "vitrification". Followed closely by "Gedankenexperiment".