I am captivated by the meanings, sounds and when the fun not used everyday kind of words make there way into conversation, I get excited. And I care not if that makes me a geek.
I did some searching and the word of the year seems to be either bailout or hypermiling.
In 2007 my favourite word was, woot. Last year, huzzah…and now I need a replacement. It must follow seamlessly with a fist shake.
Anyway, without further ado…my most used words of 2008.
Ubiquitous: existing or being everywhere, especially at the same time; omnipresent.
Abundance: an extremely plentiful or over sufficient quantity or supply.
Perturbed: to disturb greatly; make uneasy or anxious.
Discombobulate: to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate.
Aesthetic: pertaining to, involving, or concerned with pure emotion and sensation as opposed to pure intellectuality.
Facetious: not meant to be taken seriously or literally; amusing.
Myriad: a very great or indefinitely great number of persons or things.
Stumblebunny: to trip over air, and fall flat on your face.
Cusp: a point at which a curve crosses itself and at which the two tangents to the curve coincide.
Favourite phrases I left England with:
Instead of our more grammatically correct, “Very good”
“Come round to yours”
I’ll be over at your house.
Hello, how are you?
“That is massive!”
As in that’s brilliant, awesome.
Phrase I know now not ever to use in England:
That has a very different meaning across the pond, and I stunned my friends when I used it once.
Words I plan to use more of in 2009:
Hullabaloo: great noise or excitement; uproar.
Quixotic: extravagantly chivalrous or romantic.
Lackadaisical: lacking spirit, liveliness, or interest; languid.
Scalawag: scamp; rascal; reprobate.
Cacophony: jarring, discordant sound.
What about you? Favourite words or phrases of the year?