We all have words that we enjoy using. Here are mine:
- canoodle (yep, that’s three straight words with double “o”s)
- 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)
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!