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A plethora of fodder to use whilst speaking or writing

We all have words that we enjoy using. Here are mine:

  • bamboozle
  • behoove
  • canoodle (yep, that’s three straight words with double “o”s)
  • cull
  • fodder
  • hobgoblin (ok, I just encountered this word in a book I was reading a few days ago, but I’m looking to up my usage)
  • plethora
  • rectify
  • satchel
  • whilst
  • yonder

Originally I forced myself to use those words, but now they’ve worked their way into my natural speech and writing. That is, except for “yonder.” A Massachusetts native can’t sound normal dropping that one.

I’m sure more words will come to me later, so expect a follow-up post.

Are there any words with which you try to pepper your speech? And if you have any suggestions for how I can squeeze in “hobgoblin,” please let me know!

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2 Responses to A plethora of fodder to use whilst speaking or writing

  1. Dan August 31, 2006 at 12:11 pm #

    You are forgetting the most important word of all (one that will apply after this post): touche

  2. Zach Everson August 31, 2006 at 12:14 pm #

    Touché.

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