My 5 favourite words in English #writersbootcampZA

I love words, I adore words, I admire words, I worship words.

My father is responsible for the above.  We would go to the book store and buy books on words.  Not just dictionaries, but {etymology} books, books on the history and origins of sayings and phrases, books on synonyms, even cross word puzzle helpers.

If I wanted to know the meaning of a word, he made me look it up (no Google in those days so off to a dictionary I went), then I had to come tell him what I found.  Often I would get lost in the dictionary, finding word after word that looked interesting, almost forgetting what I had been looking up in the first place.

So, here are my five favourite words.

{Floccinaucinihilipilification} – Noun: The act or habit of describing or regarding something as unimportant or having no value or being worthless.

Supposedly this word was made up by pupils at Eton College.  having said that, this is a recognised word in English and one of my favourites.  I just love how it rolls off the tongue.

 {Plethora} – Noun: Over-abundance or excess.

I just dig the way this word sounds.  Its so expressive.

{Platypus} – Noun: The name of an aquatic, egg laying mammal, native to Australia and New Zealand.

I just think they are cute and have a funny name.  Especially the plural, platypi.

{Fuck – Noun, verb, exclamation.

There is nothing quite as satisfying as a good fuck. In any context. That is all.

{Love} – Noun and verb: So many definitions, too many to list.

This is why I adore the word Love.  It means so many things, to so many people.  The possibilities of love are endless.  No, really.  Cheesy?  I dont care!

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