Words are our building blocks, our stepping stones, and, for many of us, our salvation. We string them together so quickly at times, we often lose sight of how precious they are. So tell us about your favorite word… or if you can’t pick just one, tell us about a few. Are there certain words that feel good the way they roll of your tongue? Do some words make you feel smart? Or silly? Or happy? Which words do you find yourself selecting to put in your posts? Since this response could be a short one, feel free to poll your family and friends and include some of their favorite words as well. If you think a definition is required, please share one. Please keep the words rated G for all audiences. Any language is acceptable, but please provide a translation. And stick to real words as opposed to ones made up along the way. We then challenge everyone to visit the posts on Monday and try to use other bloggers’ favorite words in your blog next week. We can’t wait to expand our vocabulary!
Hypermiling - I predict this will be THE word for 2008. The hyperlink will take you to a site all about it if you haven't already heard this term. Since I drive an FSP (fuel sucking pig) I've been trying to follow as many of the tips as possible. Boy do people hate to drive behind me now:)
Imagine - I just hear this word and my mind starts off on wild explorations. It's my happy word.
Interjection - If like me you grew up with SchoolHouse Rock, I probably don't need to say anything more about this one! I start singing every time I hear it.
Sesquipedalian - given to using long words; a word of many syllables.
I use this one on my students when they start trying to BS (pardon my acronymic swear - is acronymic a word?) their way through my class with big words. Unfortunately (for them) they typically use those big words totally out of context.