Sunday, February 17, 2008

Cool Words

I found this website that lists the "best words." I don't know if they're really the best or not, but apparently you can submit your favorite word(s) to be added to the list. Here are a few of my favorites from their current list. Some I like for the definition, some just for the way the word sounds:

avuncular (ah-VUNG-kyah-ler) — 1. of or having to do with an uncle. (I've heard this word before and really had no idea it's meaning was uncle.)

boeotian (be-OH-shen) — stupid; dull (I think I'd rather just say stupid.)

borborygmus (bor-bah-RIG-mes) — a rumbling noise produced by the movement of gas through the intestines (Here's a whole new way to say you've got gas...)

callipygian (kal-ah-PIJ-ee-en) — having beautifully proportioned buttocks (I don't know why but this one is hilarious.)

clatterfart (KLAT-er-fart) — a chatterer; babbler (Uh-oh...I talk a lot...)

cockalorum (kok-ah-LOR-em) — 1. a little man with an unduly high opinion of himself. 2. boastful talk; braggadocio (I like the first definition; isn't that like short-man-syndrome?)

Okay there's A - C. Perhaps there will be more to come later.

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