Monday, February 11, 2008

Fascination with words

What do you think of when someone says the word "twang?"
Music?
Clashing?
Guitar strings?

I love words.
Here's some favorites of mine:

linger
sailing
Meander
garden
ice
watching
Starbucks
blatant
blindfold

S words and names

Starli
Sami
Sean
Samuel

simpering
simmer
Starlight
Shadow


manuever
manipulation
raspberry
rationalize
ravish

lush
shaggy
shadowy
tete a tete

octopus
spider
stammer
stutter
psychologist
preacher

azure
chocolate
gazebo

I could go on and on. Words. Lovely. Strange. Fascinating. Fun. String them together. Write them singly. Whisper, stutter, shout them. Think or speak them. Use them in poems, letters, documents, court case arguments, White House speeches, beggar pleas, novels.

Bad words. Good words. Gospel words.
Words that send you straight to a dictionary.
Words that are so common we don't even think about them.

What if we didn't have them? Had to draw pictures like some ancestors did?
I'd be up a creek and without a paddle; I can't draw a stick figure!


Quote:
The purpose of life . . . is life. --Karl Lagerfeld


Blessings!

3 comments:

Sharen said...

I know what you mean about words but for me they don't come when I need then. LOL

DeeJay said...

Azure...love that one. I also get to use it in Scrabble which always takes my opponent by surprise.

Starbucks....do you have a secret obsession perhaps? heh

Caroline said...

Deejay, I'll never tell. But don't you feel positively glamorous drinking Starbucks?

Sharen, I'd pull my hair out everytime I get stuck in writing when I need a word & can't think what it is. Drives me crazy (or should I say crazier?)LOL