Our Hostesses this week are Mothers of Brothers and this is their assignment:
Words are our building blocks, our stepping stones, and, for many of us, our salvation. We string them together so quickly at times, we often lose sight of how precious they are. So tell us about your favorite word… or if you can’t pick just one, tell us about a few. Are there certain words that feel good the way they roll of your tongue? Do some words make you feel smart? Or silly? Or happy? Which words do you find yourself selecting to put in your posts? Since this response could be a short one, feel free to poll your family and friends and include some of their favorite words as well. If you think a definition is required, please share one. Please keep the words rated G for all audiences. Any language is acceptable, but please provide a translation. And stick to real words as opposed to ones made up along the way. We then challenge everyone to visit the posts on Monday and try to use other bloggers’ favorite words in your blog next week. We can’t wait to expand our vocabulary!
I love words. Do you ever find yourself browsing a dictionary? You start by looking up a word and then another word catches your eye, then another, and on it goes. It's hard to narrow it down to one, so I won't. I love words that roll off the tongue, like
Ablution (a washing of the hands, body, etc.), or Imbroglio (A difficult or intricate situation; an entanglement) or how about Rodomontade (vainglorious boasting or bragging; pretentious, blustering talk) - doesn't that just roll perfectly off the tongue? I just love long complicated words for simple actions. Fascinating!
I can't tell you my real favourite words because this post has to be G-rated but remember the opening scene of Four Weddings and a Funeral? That's me.
Now head over to Mothers of Brothers to see who else is participating this week.
I am hosting next week and your assignment will be up tomorrow.
Update - Apologies for absence - life has been even busier than usual, with a lot of work, finishing and sending my latest book, WALKS IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF DAPHNE ...