Ahhh, so true -- the sound of the words can make you feel differently. And all of them sound better with a British accent.
I love YOUR list. Can't think of any at the moment, which I'm afraid means I'm not very creative or, worse, getting too old to remember!!Have a great Wednesday!!!Ann Best, Author @ Long Journey Home
Okay here are mine:lovelyvelvet surreptitiousreekskunkolfactory (sounds ugly and somehow industrial)sillybawdyhoot
Colette - Yes! Why is that?Ann - Never too old :)LR - Great words! Thanks for contributing.
SLURP kind of makes me want to gag for some reason. Dunno why.GARGANTUAN makes me smile though.
Oh, but a gargantuam slurpy just makes me really hungry.
Fun lists going on here. Words that make me smile? Hm ... coffee! And writing, too! Maybe with a little chocolate thrown in the mix. Not so much for their sounds, but for what they mean to me.
How fun!I like salacious and slinky and agree with LR - olfactory is just wrong.
I've never heard kerfuffle. What does it mean? I rather like the word kazoo. Can't play one, but it's still fun to say.
Well, you caught me off guard and I am wordless. Like Joanne, I do like the word chocolate. Words I don't like are sophisticated words that I have to look up the meaning to. Words that make me smile are splish, splash, giggled, swoosh, etc. Can you tell I write for children :o)
I love words too! 'Moist' and 'slimy' are my least favorite, but I use gelid often when I write. It seems to fit when 'cold just isn't ugly enough. For some reason I love the word 'whisper.'
I adore 'akimbo'. 'Snot' is disgusting in almost an onomatepoeic way. 'Frumpy' is charming. 'Snicker-snack' should be used more.
Linda - LOL! Gargantuan Slurpy!! And it's lunchtime, too :)Joanne - I like the sound of chocolate - all those O's.Laura - And I agree with you!Helen - From World English Dictionary:kerfuffle , carfuffle or kurfuffle (kəˈfʌf ə l) — n1. informal chiefly ( Brit ) commotion; disorder; agitation — vb2. ( Scot ) ( tr ) to put into disorder or disarray; ruffle or disarrangeJanet - Another chocolate fan! A sophisticated word every once in a while, but not an entire book filled with them. I like your smile words, too. Thanks for commenting and following.VR - I love whisper, too, because it sounds like what it is .Elspeth - Snot. She said snot. Snort.
Like: coniferous, holidayHate: dived ;)Smile: turtle, piffle
I should make a list because I often hate words I hear. Next time I'm going to have to write them down.
I'll just have to celebrate with some chips and salsa tomorrow! And for some reason the word NetFlix makes me smile...
Holly - Me, too! Except for dived.Clarissa - That'll work :)Alex - You made me laugh. Did you see UNKNOWN?
There are many German words which I like to say: schmunzeln (qietly smile), kichern (giggle), schmatzen (eat noisily), betüteln (can`t translate, something like "trying-to-be-of-help-even-if-you-don`t-need-it", kinda), Scherzkeks (silly guy), oh, too many. I like words that have a sound to them.
Ha! Nice list.I love the word "oblique" but hardly ever get to use it. ;)
Words I like: serendipity, woo, mischievous ;)Words I don't like the sound of: oh boy, there's quite a few.
Oh! Claudia too my word. Serendipitous.I don't like the word receive. The e-i i-e thing drives me nuts.
Angela - Schmatzen sounds like noisy eating! And the same with scherzkeks for silly guy. Thanks!lbdiamond - I like the sound of oblique, too. I don't think I've ever used it in a story. Maybe I'll look into that :)Claudia - That's a good one!Lydia - Spelling ... what would we do without spell checker.
Doggone I went to the store yesterday and bought Sun Chips--I don't think they qualify for torilla chips, but they'll have to do cause I'm not going back to the store.Persnickety is a funny word.LeeTossing It Out
LOL! Great lists I'm embarrassed to say that I find words like 'bollocks' have a good ring to them. I find words like 'such' rather puzzling and words like vomit and stench maybe would be horrible words. :O)
Arlee - I love Sun Chips. And who would be persnickety enough not to allow them :)Madeleine - Great choices!
my favorite sounding word: cacophony (though I love kerfuffle, too). Least favorite? any long chemical name. And I am fairly delighted with any onomotopeia words... They usually make me smile.
I love, love, love, wonky.
Hart - I like cacophony, too. Falls in the same category for me as whisper.Happy Whisk - :)
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