Word On The Ep Streets .......I have noticed how lazy my vocabulary has become. It is evident in my answers to questions, personal messages, etc. I would grimace to know how many times I have used the word " nice!" Its odd....because I LOVE words. Many years ago, at least ten, in noticing my lackluster vocab, I decided to engage my Mom and Sister in a little game. I made a word list for every letter in the alphabet. Easy words, words we already knew, words we could use instead of the old wornout standbys. I gave a copy to Mom, and one to Sis. Then, next month, my Sister chose the words. It was a hit with all three of us. When cleaning out a desk I don't use anymore, I found one of the word sheets I had prepared many years ago. I'll share them with you, they are not profound in any way. I'll spare you the pronunciation, as well as the origin. To keep you from losing interest ( if you haven't already! ) I'll only do half of the alphabet. Here they are :
ACCRUE... I have noticed that I am not accruing the tokens like I used to.
BEHOOVE... It would behoove trolls and pervs not to contact me, because I will block your sorry a$$es.
CORNUCOPIA... There is a cornucopia of decent folks on EP , thank God.
DOCKET... When I wake up, checking up on EP is always on the docket.
EXHILARATING... It is downright exhilarating to wake up to a lighted board of gestures, mail, and comments.
FACSIMILE... On EP , I am my real self, not a facsimile in any way.
GAUCHE... I find the distasteful avitars to be , well.......gauche.
HARROWING... Being stalked on EP isn't pleasant, in fact, it's harrowing.
IMPECCABLE... Oneluckydude has a flawless avi, it's impeccable even.
JAUNTY... Weekender's pink hair bow , I'm sure, looks downright jaunty.
KOWTOW... Do not kowtow just to win a best answer.
LANGUID... I stay too long on EP many nights, and go to bed languid.
MACABRE... Those vampire freaks on here are too macabre for me.
See, I told you they were simple words....and as a former teacher, if I find you whipping one out, I'll give you a star or happy face sticker.
WORD! Words color my world...oxo, kathie
Kathieredart 56-60, F 9 Responses 9 May 19, 2012