Today I’m lifting Zia’s word meme. It’s deceptive, because it looks quick and easy, but actually took me quite a while.
A word that describes me is:
My favourite word is:
Peripatetic. Ah, travel, philosophy, freedom.
My least favourite word is:
Moist. Sounds so damp and mouldy. Where worms might be found.
Use these two words in a sentence:
The backpacker found that her peripatetic life often left her feeling moist in the armpits.
A word I have to think twice about pronouncing is:
Halcyon. I always want to say halycon.
Dictionaries. Printed or online?
I love browsing a printed dictionary. The only online dictionary I’ve used is http://www.leo.dict, which is a great English-German dictionary.
A word whose meaning I cannot seem to retain no matter how many times I look it up is …
Open a dictionary to a random page and find a word you don’t know. Post the word and its meaning.
Scintilla. n. Rare. A minute amount; hint, trace or particle.
Use the word and the word you can never remember in a sentence.
The eponymous Smith of Smithfields demonstrated not a scintilla of wit nor insight when asked to explain how the park came to be named after his family.
One of the most overused words in my area of work/study is …
Impact. As verb, as noun, and soon to be seen on software documentation near you as an adverb, she mentioned impactfully.
Now I tag the lot of you. Get your clever noses out of those books, and let’s get wordy.