Saturday, November 10, 2007

12 Words I Particularly Like

1. Carapace
2. Postprandial
3. Nadir
4. Vitriol
5. Jocular
6. Crinoline
7. Eroded
8. Bereft
9. Harbinger
10. Bean
11. Pumpkin
12. Twelve


seester said...


Hmmm...I guess I shouldn't question it; 'spleen' is on my list for what I imagine are similar reasons.

momeester said...

circumnavigate is high on my list.

Tricia said...


dadmoo said...

Blue vitriol (CuSO4) is my favorite kind. Oil of Vitriol (H2SO4) is much too nasty, though I always wanted to name a literary villain The Earl of Vitriol.

feather said...

I love the phrase "harbinger of doom." Especially when you add about ten O's to the "doom" and say it in a finger-wriggling spooky voice.

"Crinoline" makes me think of "bombazine," which is one of my favourite words to say. Though I don't think that crinolines were generally made from bombazine, so it's rather a faulty association.