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Winding Oak's Bookology Magazine

Joy-in-Words Day

Joy in WordsIsn’t it about time for a holiday? It’s been three weeks since the Fourth of July and we won’t celebrate Labor Day for another five weeks.

Well, I hereby declare July 25th Joy-in-Words Day. Help celebrate!

What’s your favorite word to say out loud? What word gives you joy as it rolls around in your brain, through your mouth, and off your tongue?

A few CLN members share their favorites:

Frances Bohn
lalapalooza

Heather Bouwman
dumbfounded

Julie Bowe
serendipity
tinkle
supercalafragilisticexpialidocious

Nancy Caffoe
scruples
razzmatazz
judicious
gollywhompered

Peg Neral Helminski
Serendipitous

Barbara O’Connor
brouhaha

Tunie Munson-Benson
bamboozled
juxtapose
numinous
peripatetic
poppycock

Vicki Palmquist
ampersand
McNertney
snooker

Rob Reid
alluvial
Cadott
flummoxed
Kinnikinnic

Julie Reimer
clandestine
scrumptious

Kurtis Scaletta
albatross
farcical
lugubrious
onomatopoeia
spork
supercilious
Valparaiso

Susan Marie Swanson
garnet
ginger
lark

Katherine Tillotson
festoon

Stephanie Watson

jimmyrigged
ramshackle
slipshod

How many of these words could you use in one sentence (Hemingwayesque or not)?

Think of the pleasure of saying a rap out loud with 15 or more of these words in the verses.

What are your own favorite say-out-loud words?

Happy Joy-in-Words Day!

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