Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Crazy Words!

I love words!  I love reading them, writing them, hearing them, saying them and playing games with them.  Love, love, love.  I love words!  I found this article particularly interesting because I just don't think the world would be the same without words like nerd (thank you, Dr. Suess!).  Now making up a new word is on my personal to do list!  What an amazing power that authors can use, adding a word or words to the language is very exciting.  If anyone have suggestions for new words please share!


  1. Hey Laura,

    I am a word lover like you. Even when I watch TV, I like when everybody talks at the same time and the faster the better. The words flow over me like a breeze with confetti in it.

    I was reading the work of a writer in my critique group, and she described her hungry giraffe character as "nibblesome". Nibblesome! Cute, descriptive - why isn't it a real word! It is now, at least to me!

    Good luck with your word inventing.

  2. I also love words. Sometimes I make them up but can't think of any good ones to share.

    But some of my favorite real words are
    conundrum, serendipty, exponential, galoshes, - oh the list could go on....