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28th-Jun-2008 04:13 pm
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I'm in love with words

Always have been.  Once upon a time, I kept a dictionary in my bathroom, considering it the quintessential bathroom reading material.  Yes, I learned to read the dictionary.  I'd go to look up a word, and all these other interesting ones would show up along the way, and they'd lead to looking up still more so I could understand the definition of a former word ... So, yeah.  I read dictionaries.

Periodically, I hear/see/come across really nice words.  Words that just tickle my fancy at the time, usually independent of the context in which they are presented.  Here are some of the most recent ones:

repine
palisade
savage (death)
undulate (isn't this a wonderfully sounding word?)
shroud

My favorite word has always been the word meander.  In script, it ... well, meanders.    Your mouth meanders to shape the word in speech.  This is beyond mere onomatopoeia.  (hmmm.  What's the visual equivalent?)

Stay tuned.  Words happen every day, and sometimes I take notice.  I'll post.
Comments 
29th-Jun-2008 05:49 pm (UTC)
I think you would absolutely love
http://www.wordspy.com/
if you haven't pounced on it already. And truth to tell, "meander" is exactly what I used to do through dictionaries -- you know... how looking up one word will turn up a whole gaggle of interesting words around it, or you'll start wondering about synonyms for the word you just looked up, and find yourself galloping away on an oblique tangent...? Okay, guess I'm kinda nuts about words too. ;-)
29th-Jun-2008 06:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, gee. Thanks! Just what I needed -- another time consumption tool.

Yes, this is a delicious site. Thanks for the pointer. I assume you are a member of Wordsmith? (wordsmith.org) If you subscribe, you get a word a day, usually around some theme per week, plus additional compendia. Great fun.
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