Words I Love

Every so often I stumble across a word that I like. I like the way it sounds, I like the way it's said, I like the meaning. Or sometimes, it's a combination of all three.

Call me a nerd, it's ok. I think it's the speech-pathologist in me coming out. 

Here's a list of some words that I just love...

-a fuss; commotion. 
What a fun-sounding word for something like a "commotion." I'd much rather someone have a kerfuffle than a fuss.

-an aptitude for making desirable discoveries by accident.
Not only do I like this movie (ok, I LOVE this movie), but I love the meaning of the word. Who doesn't like a little happy accident?

-to proclaim; declare; affirm; assert.
This, to me, is just one of those words that sounds cool. You sound smart using it.

-a bad-tempered, difficult, cantankerous person.
Ok, I don't actually like people who are curmudgeons. But the word is pretty darn sweet.
And so is cantankerous, now that I think about it :)

The ironic thing here is, I'd probably be too lazy to use the word lackadaisical. Doh!

and I'll leave you with the last word for today...
I'm fairly certain that before I typed this word into Google Images, I had no idea what a kumquat actually looked like. I just like saying it.
And it's one of my mom's nicknames for me (Don't ask me the story behind it because I don't remember.). 
It just makes it extra special :)

Do you have any words that you love the meaning of, to say or to hear? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Kerfuffle and curmudgeon are two of my favorites as well! I also like Kiddy-wampus which my daughter has started to use but she gets it confused and says Willy-Wonka!


  2. I love the word kerfuffle too, it sounds like truffle and I like chocolate :)!

  3. I love the word serendipity! It's almost kind of magical.

  4. I love the word pontificate...I use it to describe my colleagues a lot!

  5. haha! I am glad I am not the only one who loves certain words!
    Serendipity is great! I love the word shannigans haha!

  6. Serendipity is one of my favorite words and I think that kerfuffle is now my new favorite! haha Have a great day!


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