Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Road Trip Wednesday: Words

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This Week's Topic:

What words do you absolutely hate? Which ones do you adore?

My least favorite words are gross ones that have to do with bodily functions, like "snot". I also really don't like "murmur". Usually the author uses it in a sexy way...and it's not. Just no.  

My favorite words anymore are kennings. Kennings are compound words that form a metaphor. Wiki explains so much more eloquently here. Like "whale-road" for ocean or "bone-house" for skin. Pure poetry.

1 comment:

  1. "Murmur" sexy? Really? Who says that? Have they never said that word? If I was trying to convey sexy communication, "murmur" would not spring to mind as the obvious choice of mood-setting word. At all!


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