We need to start using these “awesome words” more often…
For anyone who does not know Adlandpro, we are without a doubt one of the best known group of people from all over the globe. Some of our members are from Russia, Bulgaria, Australia, USA, Canada and other countries and one of the most wonderful things about this social community ( apart from laughing at frogs with false teeth) and other such goings on is our ability to communicate with each other and at times the Google Translate box is used frequently.
While this community does have a serious side ( people talking about business, blogging and other important social media topics, I think it is the members who help us laugh and share our ability to be neighbors that makes me ( and I’m the owner) want to come in and see what is happening next.
Communication is such an amazing thing and lets face it without words and understanding their meanings, it is very difficult to make yourself understood ( with or without the Google translate box by your side.) and yet what I am finding is that while we are conversing on Adlandpro and elsewhere, the words that we are using are becoming very boring and stilted. The simple fact is that while new words are being added to dictionaries every year, we are also losing more words every year and I find that rather sad.
Even though my mother language is Polish, I find that some of the unusual English words have so much flavor and they are fun to use…so here is my thought for the day – how about we start resurrecting some awesome words and start using these words more often?
I have started a list with their meaning and though it may be a challenge to use these words, lets see if we can bring some of these words back to life. The English language can be amazing, if only we would start using the words that have been around for a very long time.
Moxie – Force of character, determination or nerve.
Snafu – A messy situation.
Scallywag – Someone who behaves badly but is still well-liked.
Befuddle – To make someone unable to think clearly.
Defenestrate – To throw something out of the window.
Hullabaloo – A commotion; a fuss.
Rigmarole – Something lengthy and complicated.
Absquatulate – To leave abruptly.
Stentorian – It’s a good word to describe someone’s extremely loud, booming voice.
Prolix – Having far too many words
Jobler – One who does small jobs
Serendipity – the act of making a fortunate but accidental discovery
Melange – a mixture
Fugacious – lasting a short time; fleeting
Bibliobibuli – one who reads too much
Flibbertigibbet – a chattering or flighty, light-headed person
Kyoodle – to make loud meaningless noise
Famigerate – to carry news from abroad
Gnathonize – to flatter
Icasm – figurative expression ( figure of speech)
Latibule – hiding place
Maleolent – having an “ill” bad odour
Privign – stepson
What awesome words would you add to this list?