“That’s a fun word, isn’t it?”

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This week, while driving three 15 year olds to school, I overheard my daughter say, after she had defined the word quintessence for her friend, “That’s a fun word, isn’t it?”  My son said, “You know what I think is a fun word? Schadenfreude.” I smiled. Like my kids, I too think many words are flat out fun: fun to say, fun to know, fun to use. The car chat got me thinking about my favorite words… here are ten I love.

Mellifluous

Vestigal

Elision

Halcyon

Panoply

Susurrus

Redolent

Libidinous

Replete

Aubergine

How about you? Are there words you adore?

Dabney Grinnan







6 thoughts on ““That’s a fun word, isn’t it?”

  1. Tee

    Without spending a lot of time on it (which I don’t have just now), there are a couple of words that I always thought sounded fun and happy when I heard or said them. I’m sure there are more, but here are two:

    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
    Mr Snuffleupagus

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  2. Victoria S

    Lynn, yes!! Brouhaha is a great word, and I’ve even managed to work that one into conversations :-) Doesn’t the word superflous feel great coming out of the mouth??!! I like the way redundant echoes in your chest and head when its said.
    I also like:
    golly–just a a fun word to say
    nuts!–for me it’s the perfect word for exaperation

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