Wooed by Words

10.03.2011

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if the fact that I was up 'til 5:30 the night before isn't evident by my droopy eyes, it's perfectly apparent by my claim that I have seven siblings (it's only six!)
The brisk morning breeze summoned me to squeeze in last minute studying outside in the honors quad Friday morning. In the midst of memorizing cell organelle functions, a man approached me asking if he could ask me a question for his blog. My weakness for all things blog-related got the best of me, so I happily complied. His blog is called Question for Answer; it documents a cycle of kids answering random questions. My question was: "What's the funniest word you know?" The first thing that came to mind was cococabulary--the language my sister has invented. Wondey for wonderful, canty for cantankerous, terri for terrible...the list goes on.

Anyway, this encounter got me thinking about words. I've had the conversation of words that make you uneasy with girls here multiple times--moist, ointment, and womb were clear favorites in that category. But, I thought a a collection of the words that are most appealing to our ears would be a more pleasant post. So, without further ado, I present to you some wondey words*.

*bolded italicized words

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a gal with a bubbly attitude (can't mention this word without mentioning my bestie Caroline!)

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forgetting time exists in a cozy bungalow

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a dapper gentleman donning a tuxedo (bonus points if it's Mr. Westwick)

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a woman who beams of elegance

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truth eloquently revealed

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embrace your besties

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embroidery makes any outfit all the more alluring

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proper etiquette is essential

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a moment of sheer felicity shared by the best of friends

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glamour two times over

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episodes of leisure spent with those you love

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plethora--never too much of these good things

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the quintessential petit déjeuner á paris

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subtle touches, like a rustic turquoise door, go a long way

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the succulent taste of a good meal after an intense workout

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vivid colors, patterns and textures gracefully draping a runway

These enchanting words lend themselves to dazzling images. I'm not sure if it's purely the phonetic sound of these words, or the things we associate with them, or a combination of both, that make them so attractive. What I do know is that the beauty of the English language is rarely extracted, and spending more time admiring it would be a worthwhile cause for just about anybody.

2 comments:

Colby's Thoughts said...
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Makenna said...

This is probably my favorite post of yours ever. It is so well done Molly! I love the words you chose and the pictures. Total eye candy ;)