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September 19, 2009

These are a few of my favorite words

If you write about anything long enough, you tend to use the same old words over and over again.

To help me fight the urge to use the same old words over and over again (see? I just did it again), I started a list ofg words that I need to use on Midnight Sun more often. If you have a favorite word you'd like to see on here, I'd love to try and use it. Here's my little list ...

discombobulate

plunder

pickle

mucho

scads

zesty

mole

boop

 

As I use these words, I'm going to cross them off this list, and put a link to the piece where I used them.


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Posted by Sam Sessa at 12:00 PM | | Comments (9)
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Someone wrote a novel without ever using the same words twice:
http://www.ubu.com/contemp/nufer/index.html

Words I would like to see you use:

extra-uterine
subplethora
awesomitis
preprandial
chimchimaree
sucktacular

And don't tell me those are made-up words because I just put them in my spell checkionary.

Have a scrotastic day.

I have a feeling that OMG suffers from permanent awesomitis, but hopefully not in the extra-uterine area. That would be sucktacular.

as far as words that i like, unfortunately they're all medical terms, although i'm merely a lawyer, not a doctor. those words are:

thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpuria
necrotizing fasciitis

i just think they're fun to say, although suffering from either would not be fun

My favorite word list has been expanding since I was a young girl (I am 54 now :)...). This is just a few!


divot (as in golf)
ballistics
extrapolation
paradigm
confluence
antediluvian

Pat, awesome! LMAO.

I love necrotizing fasciitis too (flesh-eating bacteria).

My favorite disease name is leptospirosis.

My favorite fake cause of death and/or charity is RLS.

Favorite pretentious word that I actually know the meaning of ... epistemology.

avuncular
resplendent
tyro
ort
nexus
sere
antipode
Beelzebubba

Griddle

Licentiousness

clasp

gnarly

Is " ofg" on your list as well? Because you can cross it off now.

callipygian - possibly the best word in all of language. look it up.

Sam,

Please start using the word, "cromulent" in your writing. It's a great to embiggen your posts.

OMG has obviously been smoking banana peels.

Sheboygan

diluvian

recockulous

twitterpated

curmudgeon

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at erik.maza@baltsun.com. Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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