I thought this 52 lists challenge would be easy. After all how difficult could it be to think about a list of favourite words.
They roll off the tongue easily enough.
But then I discovered that there were the words I liked, the words I would like to use more often, and the words I quite possibly use too often, that really oughtn't to be remotely considered as a favourite, just because they are a bad habit. They in fact, should be banned.
I like a list that makes me think!
Frippery was easy. The first word I wrote down. I love a little frippery. The fact that it is supposedly useless ornamentation is a little harsh I think. I think of frippery more as those slightly over the top details that make me smile, a little bit of fun amongst the mundane, the pompom on the cushion, the umbrella in the drink, cherry on top kind of delicious detail.
A little bit of frippery is good for the spirit I say.
Heinous - now this really is an Amanda word. My go-to-word for something that I think is awful.
Really awful. Needs no ornamentation. Sums it up in one. That (blah blah) is heinous.
My mother used to use the word 'bloody' for the same thing. My sister and I always knew that 'bloody' was 1000 times worse than 'bloody awful', and it was usually used to describe something we were wearing. If we came out dressed in our latest, and Mum said it was 'bloody' we knew it was bad (and probably just the response we were after, so off we went!)
Obnoxious - another Amanda word. Usually used with the word Brunnel in the same sentence.
I find I use this word a lot. A favourite adjective without a doubt.
I'm possibly guilty of over-using the word beautiful. But I genuinely do love it. Perhaps I overuse the word stunning in a similar vein, and if this were a favourite punctuation list, then OK, both those words would have an exclamation mark after them!!!
AT LEAST I DON'T USUALLY SHOUT !!
And that's where the word enough comes in to play.
As in 'I'm sure that is enough food on your plate' - Milly.
'That's enough now Eva' - you've watched every hair tutorial on YouTube.
'Enough!' - as in, I'm over the fighting and chipping at each other thanks girls, and
'ENOUGH' - as in, oh lord, how many rugby games in one weekend can a girl be subjected to?
Magpie - that's me, and Milly has inherited the same gene. Always fossicking for treasures. Once a collector, always a collector.
Flibbertigibbet - often shortened to just 'flibberty'. I think we've given this word new meaning in our house. Applied to the person who chimes in on their own little la-la tangent, or who goes off on their own little la-la tangent while in the midst of a conversation. Or who, en route to clean her teeth, suddenly finds herself painting her nails and doing her hair in a fancy french braid. The dictionary says silly & irresponsible, but that's not the meaning here. Our flibberty is only always positive...and very talkative!
Serendipity - I'm definitely a believer that everything happens for a reason, and that a happy accident is fortunate indeed.
Happy Monday! (exclamation mark with a smile)
Amanda xPin It