11 April 2012

Word Of The Week - It's A Giveaway!


Hi there, I hope that your week is unfolding gloriously and you're ready for a zhushy word challenge.

Rather than me providing you with a new word to add to our ever growing vocabularies, I thought I'd 
plum the depths of your own personal 'favourite words' lists and next week we'll play a game with them.

This is how it will work:

1. Simply pop 2-3 words that make you smile in the comments section below [yep, it's that easy!]

2. I'll gather them all together for a little game that we'll play next week

3. Every person who adds a comment [this week or next] gets an entry into the prize draw 

4. If you share this with your own readers, friends & family via your blog, Facebook, Twitter etc, 
come back and let me know [with a link if possible] and each one will be counted as an extra entry

5. Be sure to visit again next week to see the fun unfold....

So get your thinking caps on and share the fun.
I can't wait to read your zhushy words!

69 comments:

  1. Oh, I can tell this is going to be FUN!

    Words that make me smile are: 1) Delectable, 2) Insurmountable, 3) Contention.

    Don't ask me why. They just make me smile! Must be the context!

    Hope you're having a lovely week Fliss. xx

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    1. Delectable - I'd love someone to use that one when tasting my cooking Kymmie!

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  2. ohhh now lets see ...

    1) rakish
    2)nonentity
    3) crux

    hope these fit the bill :) le xox

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    1. Rakish - well Richard Roxburgh has given that a whole new meaning for me Le!

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  3. Oooh - fun!

    1) noodle - favourite word of all time
    2) enigmatic
    3) hoi polloi

    : )

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    1. One of my best friends boys has a nickname of Noodle and because of that [and the fact that it's a great rhyming word] but it 'up there' on my list of faves too!

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  4. Hmm, I'll probably think of more, but at the moment I'm liking th me word "squirrel" though i often have trouble pronouncing it! X

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  5. Okay, here goes:

    1. celadon
    2. perspicacious
    3. ineffable

    I am so intrigued! J x

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    1. The list of a true 'wordy' to be sure x

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  6. Okay, I've tweeted it (https://twitter.com/#!/Jane_PlanetBaby/status/190016647602511872). J x

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  7. Not to mention FBed it ☺. J x

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  8. Ok, is it bad that my first two words are "non-words"? Hmmm, I'm just going to post them anyway.

    1. galumptious (roald dahl)
    2. mud-luscious (e.e. cummings)
    3. darkling

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    1. It's more than OK, it's brilliant!

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  9. Shared the news of your fun club on my blog! Happy word hunting!

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  10. Gobbledygook: It sounds like its meaning and rolls off the tongue!
    balderdash: such a wonderfully nonsensical word!!!
    disambiguation: 'disambiguation of the sense of a polysemantic word' but really I just love this phrase and have been trying to use it for years!!!! so thank you for finally making it possible!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. You always, always make me smile Jules x

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  11. I think I shared on FB!!!!!!

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  12. Kymmie - your #1 is very evocative, loved it!

    Le - your #1 also got me thinking

    Sarah B. - your contribution made my mind reel - really?!?

    Jane - each one is gorgeous and THANK YOU for being such a great 'sharer', x

    Sarah [Great Scott] - your words are truly delightful and of course 'non-words' are never bad & thank you for the shout out.

    Happy days ladies! I'm loving the list that's forming...

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  13. Jules - you treasure I relish them all and am so happy you've had a chance to use such a great zhushy word as disambiguation!
    x

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  14. Great job, excellent blog!!

    Salut, Francesc

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  15. Oooh, fun! Here are 3 words that I love the sound of:
    1. Chlorine (such a pretty word for something so mundane)
    2. Kimono
    3. Gully

    -bronwyn

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    1. Do you know that I once taught a little girl called Saline, perhaps her parents liked the sound of the word?
      Kimono is a goody and gully made me think x

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  16. Hello - just made my way over here via Sarah at The Salad Days. SO fun - I thoroughly enjoy thinking about words. So here are a few I enjoy:

    1. Naughty
    2. Foxy
    3. Luscious
    4. Booboisie

    The last word came to me one morning when I used to receive a daily word of the day in my e-mail from Dictionary.com. It seriously made me guffaw (ok another word I love!) And I made a concerted effort to slip it into my conversation that day and have used it on occasion since then. If you aren't familiar here is the definition http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/booboisie hahah - oh my goodness it just tickles me this word exists!

    Ok, this is really, really fun!

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    1. You're a treasure Marisa, booboisie is a new one for me!

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  17. And just posted on Twitter here https://twitter.com/#!/mingry77/status/190112857847902209

    Do you have a twitter? I didn't see it listed anywhere but would love to follow if you do :)

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  18. facebooked the news of the club! and had to second jules mention of balderdash. LOVE tat one - and so does maren!

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  19. I love image-invoking words!
    Herringbone,
    Hounds-tooth,
    Hair-brained

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  20. 1. Obambulate
    2. Tripudant
    3. Ubiquarian

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    1. Of course you did Michael - fabulous!

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  21. This will be very interesting.

    1. Bazinga (tv show specific)
    2. Horntripping (geographic specific)
    3. Cow-chips (farm lingo specific)

    1. Slumgullion
    2. Poutine
    3. Whatchamacallit

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    1. I love a girl who makes me use my dictionary!

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  22. I wanna play! My favourite words are

    1. Divine
    2. River
    3. Whimsy

    I love pretty sounding words!

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  23. Am I allowed two entries?
    Because I just had a rare moment of enlightenment and realised I had three more words!!
    Epiphany
    Cockatrice...and before you give me a killing glance it is a nicer word than its meaning!!!!
    and lastly
    zhushy always makes me smile of course!!!!! xx

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    1. Epiphanies are banned in my home because I may have had one too many! x

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  24. How about
    1. mellifluous (roll that one off your tongue...)
    2. hedonist
    3. voluptuous

    Can I vote for perspicacious (thanks jane!) as well?

    Kate

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    1. Mellifluous - an all time fave.
      When I hear voluptuous, Sophia Loren and Sophie Dahl spring to mind.

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  25. 1. Perpendicular

    2. Boisterous

    3. Stupendous

    xx

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    1. Stupendous - not used often enough in my world...

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  26. LOVING all this fun - thanks for playing along everyone!
    xxx

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  27. This is fun!

    My words would be:

    1. I
    2. LOVE
    3. YOU!

    : )

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  28. How much fun - but such hard decisions for the early morning!

    1. Oceanic
    2. petrichor
    3. luminous

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    1. Luminous - in my top 10 but petrichor - dictionary!

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  29. Lizzie reminded me that I haven't shared my three, so here they are:

    1) Loquacious - for its musicality

    2) Bumf - it makes me laugh out loud

    3) Luminescent - I love the images it creates in my imagination

    Also Captain V when quizzed came up with the following:

    1 - Gobsmacked

    2 - Courage

    3 - Love

    So there you have it, both our lists.
    Have you thought about adding your partner or children's words for extra entries? What a great idea!

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  30. Capirinha, roadtrip and any word that contains "chocolate" :) Hey, they make me smile!

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    1. I think these would all make a terrific opening sentence for a novel, when combined in just the right way x

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  31. Can I add another? I also like the word "pesky".
    I find it's a nice way of commenting on something that is giving me the poops!

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    1. Pesky and poops are favourites of mine too x

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  32. Oh this is so adorable, i love it. Hmmm, we use lots of weird words & fun pronounciations in this family.
    I'm going to enter one word which drives my husband mad - 'stratergisations' (think Survivor alliances over using this non-existant word.
    For me, well i have been using the world - 'soul' a lot lately, as in "mummy has a soul too you know" while hoping for some appreciation at 9p.m. volleyball match end!!
    Um & one from my children - 'skills' which is such a fun word with many meanings, often used in the positive like "you've got mad skills mums".
    As always, joy from this blog, love Posie

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    1. Family words are the best - a real 'bonder' x

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  33. I have different favorites, some I like because of their meanings and some because of their sounds and sometimes it changes. Hmmmm.
    I like the words - lovely, smitten, magical, crikey, tarnation, stroll, squirmish, fret (I should stop but could go on)
    I'll also share my husbands, he likes - deciduous, reciprocity, pestiferous

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    1. What a wondrous list Jeanette.
      My pick, smitten x

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  34. Also, just put a little mention and link on my blog post for tomorrow :)

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  35. Having a go, here...

    1. Nourishing. {Just sounds like what it is, right?}
    2. Bombastic. {Need I say more?}
    3. Haven. {Ah, feels good even to say it.}
    4. Chicanery. {!}

    Enjoyed this immensely, Felicity!

    xx Suzanne

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    1. Chicanery - what a word. I challenge you to use it in an 'everyday' sentence this week and report back!
      My absolute favourite from your list is haven, it's truly nourishing in its possibilities x

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  36. Lots of magical words here already
    I'll add
    undulate
    maven
    mesmerise

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    1. Ooh I love this combination Ally, they would be great mixed into a sentence....

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  37. words that make me smile? Worried they may be a little low brow for your blog!!!
    1) blubber (both in the lardy sense and also 'to cry')
    2) gusset (laughed just now...and I'm on my own)
    3) chipper (for obvious reasons. Like how it can be applied to good humour and health)

    I told you....!
    fee x

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    1. Gusset is a ripsnorter Fee and chipper is a personal fave x

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  38. What a fabulous idea! Mine would be:
    1) frock
    2) canny
    3) evanescent

    At least for today! I shall tweet this too @TopazMagpie x

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    1. Evanescent is a fave from way back Ailsa, but I can't say I've used frock for a while!

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  39. Words I like are: indomitable, affable, quirky

    There are some terrific words up there, most of which I shall have to look up!! x

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    1. Hey Bron, the mix of your words is terrific, I hope you got some newies for your extensive vocal. xx

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  40. Three words that bring a smile to my face are:
    Scoundrel
    Smirk
    Bobbity
    I also have other favorite words and since I wanted to better know myself and others, I joined favoritewords.com - take a look, you might like that site.
    Until next time have a great day.

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  41. Thanks for popping in and adding these most excellent words to the list.
    Bobbity brought a smile and I'll be looking up favouritewords.com, it sounds like my kind of spot.
    Happy day!

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Thank you for stopping by and sharing your thoughts.
Each new comment is a gift - unexpected and lovely.
Although I'd love to reply to each and every one, this isn't always possible, but know that I read and appreciate them all.

Felicity x