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Friday, August 24, 2012


Do you like particular words?  Words that when you hear them spoken or see them written for some reason you just like them.  As a person who loves words there are a bunch of words I like.  For instance, I like:

Rucksack – more old
fashion than back pack
Solstice – especially
“summer solstice”.
Sounds like a mythical or secret time.
Haunting – when used to describe music or memories
Engaged – when used to denote being involved in an activity
Holiday- when mean to describe a vacation.  “he was away on holiday”
Merci – when spoke by a beautiful French woman
Silky- when used to describe a woman’s hair
Footfall – frequently used  in suspense novels
Golden -  when used
describing light or a woman’s hair
Misty- when used to describe an early
Hardy – when used  to denote strength
Eventide – the time of
Vespers – the service of evening worship
Colossal – when used
with the word mistake.  “A colossal mistake”
Flapjacks -  I picture hard working men from a hundred years ago eating breakfast
Cathedral – whether describing a magnificent church or a natural sight such as a canyon
Art Deco
Art Nouveau
Sorry  - I seem to need to use this word much too often
Impression- when used to describe one’s image of something or




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