Advertisement. Click on the ad for more information.
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!

, , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.