Cool Words

aquamarine

ultraviolet

Filibuster
Hieroglyphics
Bamboozle
Cocksure
Shenanigans
Brouhaha
Truculent
Spurious
Lallygagging
Jingoistic
Rhombus
Pithy
Usurped
Duodenum
Dichotomy
Caterwauling
Chartreuse
Cantankerous

osmyrrah

Rhythm: all those consonants and no real vowel. And it conjures up so much. And if you put “syncopated” in front of it, you just marvel at the combination.

ipso facto

When I was about 12, I knew a boy who liked saying duodenum, which he pronounced doo-WAD-en-um. Another friend from that time was really into monster movies, and he pronounced grotesque as GROTS-kew.

Gorn. Gorn – it’s got a sort of woody quality about it. Gorn. Go-o-orn. Much better than ‘newspaper’ or ‘litter bin’.

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