Monday, October 18, 2010

Thank You, Dorte!

Now that Dorte is convinced I've forgotten all about her award, I'll apologize and get busy!

She's given me the "I'm a Literacy Builder Blog Award" because of Kittling: Books and because she would love to see the words that I love.

Partial Award Conditions:

1. Thank and link back to the person who gave you this award.
2. Display the award logo on your blog site.
3. Tell us five of your favorite words and why you like them. (I'm going to throw in an extra since I took my time posting this.)

Partial Award Conditions? I can see Dorte smiling now. She knows I'm contrary. Perverse, too.  (Don't mind me. I'm just getting my word picker limbered up.)

This isn't as easy as it may seem. There are a lot of words out there, and normally my favorites are ones that I love saying aloud. There's something about my favorite words that just rolls trippingly off my tongue. Ask me sixty seconds after I publish this post, and I can almost guarantee that my list will have a fresh batch of words. What are my top five right this minute?

  1. Minion. I've always wanted minions. Some synonyms: henchman, underling, lackey, toady, flunky, lickspittle. Oh-- Flunky! Lickspittle! There are two more candidates!
  2. Mellifluous. Ever notice how M's and L's can be so much fun to say? Some synonyms: dulcet, melodius, musical.
  3. Pop. Words don't have to contain a lot of syllables to be fun to say!
  4. Scuttle. To run or move with short hurried movements; scurry. Oh oh. Scurry would be on my next generation list....
  5. Saunter. A careless leisurely gait: "He walked with a kind of saunter as if he hadn't a care in the world."
  6. Huckleberry. Blue-black berry similar to the blueberries of the eastern United States. I also think of Val Kilmer's performance as Doc Holliday in the film Tombstone when he told Wyatt Earp, "I'm your huckleberry." You can also find it in the song "Moon River".
As a grand finale, I'll use all six of my words in a sentence:

My minion with the mellifluous voice pops his chewing gum, trying to decide whether to scuttle or saunter around the huckleberry bush.


  1. Cathy - Congratulations on your well-deserved award!! I love your words, too. I think my favourite of them is mellifluous.It really does have a wonderful flow to it :-)

  2. Good job on the sentence! Congrats.

  3. Congratulations on your award and your clever use of your words!

  4. Margot-- Thanks. Yes, mellifluous is the king of that batch!

    Beth-- Thank you!

    Kathy-- I'm glad you liked my sentence! :)

  5. No, I didn´t think you´d forgotten. I know that you have a way with words, and I expected that you couldn´t resist this one ;D

    Wonderful words and wonderful sentence!

  6. Congrats and wow on the sentence!

  7. Dorte-- You're beginning to make me worry... you're getting to know me too well!

    Belle-- Thanks!

    Mystica-- Thank you!

  8. Congrats on your award! Your sentence is a lot of fun to say too.


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