Monday, February 15, 2010

List of Words - Top Ten Tuesday

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I've always had a tinge of jealousy for people who naturally flow with words. I feel like I stumble all over my words in speech and in writing. This has become apparently clear as I'm working on an essay for something at work. I had another teacher proofread it and I could barely read my original essay through all the markings.

Fast forward to this weekend and I saw the movie Love Happens. Cute little movie! One of the little querps (did I just make that up?) of the leading lady is she leaves random words written on the wall behind pictures. One of the words was quidnunc which is a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody. I really have no idea what that had to do with any part of the movie...she was a florist!

Anyways, it got me thinking about words and my lack of, well, words.

So without further adoo (adoo...eh, you get the idea!) here are my Top Ten words that I thought were funny and unique:

1. Oxter - the armpit

2. Dactylonomy - a person who is eager to know the latest news and gossip; a gossip or busybody.

3. Gamp - an umbrella

4. Liripoop - a silly person (this was actually the 3rd definition, but I like it the best!)

5. Bever - a light snack between meals.

6. Triskaidekaphobia - fear of the number 13

7. Nudiustertian - the day before yesterday

8. Badot - silly

9. Emacity - a fondness for buying things.

10. Jentation - breakfast

Some of these words have been lost in the English language and aren't found in dictionaries any more. I'm thinking we should bring some of them back!!

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9 comments:

Mandi @ It'scome2this said...

You are so badot:)

oh amanda said...

Ha! I was going to say the same as Mandi!

:)

Jenn said...

Stac, I love that your blogging more!

"Jen's Jentation" may be my new phrase for when I'm hungry in the a.m.!!!!

:)

Lauren Kelly said...

I totally didn't know a majority of those words, haha!!!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Never heard of any of these! What a fun post - thanks for sharing!

Melissa @Simply Mel said...

wow! Where ever did you find these words?? Very interesting top ten! I was about to write that I'm whichever word means "fondness for buying stuff" but I've already forgotten it! lol I'll have to try to throw a couple of those words in my conversation with hubs tonight :oD

Allison said...

I love Jentation, it's my fave meal of the day.

Really, I only knew one or two words on this list.

Cheryl said...

"BADOT" -- Sounds like the word that Evan use to call me before he could say "gami"!!! HOW FUNNY!!!! Those were the funniest words - I NEVER HEARD ANY OF THEM!!! You are SO CLEVER!!! (or did one of those words mean that!!!!!!) Loved it!!!!!!!!!!

gami

Christine Satterfield said...

After Jentation I like to have a Bever. Hope I'm not the only one!

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