Wednesday, August 20, 2008


I love books, and I especially love words. Some words make me happy because they seem to skip off the page. Others paint brilliant pictures. Here are a few words that I enjoy.

Spiffy - This word makes me think of something I like a whole lot. I once purchased sunglasses on a trip to California. Maybe it was the sunshine, but I felt spiffy.

Splendiferous - A friend, who passed away several years ago, invented this word to describe something super wonderful.

Handy-dandy - Now I don't know if this is a cliche or not, but I still like it. I like it so much I have to watch out I don't use it too often.

Pandemonium - I can see total chaos when I read or hear this word.

Trickle - Water, I hear water. A dripping faucet? A leaky roof? Neither one is a pleasant picture, but the word finds its way from my pen to the page.

Splash - Hmm, I like water words a lot. This verb makes me think of kids in a pool having a water fight.

Scrape - Some people might shudder at this word. Skinned knees, nails of a blackboard come to mind. It makes me think of getting the last bit of cake batter (chocolate, of course) out of a bowl and licking the spatula.

What are some of your favorite words and why?


Christina Tarabochia said...

Ooooh, I like your connotation of "scrape!"

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Christina -

Yeah, you can tell I have some fondness for sweets.

Susan :)