Friday, September 19, 2008

Hey Rocky! May I have a word with you?


I'm sure I've mentioned that I don't get out much, and most of you know I'm not a fan of us humans. I currently, (Disclaimer: This is subject to change without fair warning or notice upon the next moon phase or mood swing.) have 2.75 friends with whom I engage regular phone conversations at great or as Favorite Guy would say, "Freako" lengths. All this will come around to a point, bear with me. I read a lot of books and blogs. I've even devised a little system of blog links lurking, it is how I keep my blog list long and fresh. I read my regulars' blogs daily and at least one new one from their lists. Smart, right?! I'm a bright bulb, really. So, back to the point of all of this. Amidst all of this new found socialization I am running out of words! Huh? Yes. And, it pains me deeply.

I find myself using the same words so often that when I pull one out of the dusty grey crates (Does anyone remember the TV series Herman's Head?) I have to relearn it, kinda. Like, I have to make certain that I'm not pulling an Oswald Bates; Damon Wayan's genius master of malapropisms on the now defunct In Living Color comedy series. The horror! But fear not, I have pulled out the big guns, that's thespian for thesaurus, and I'm getting back in the game. Have an interesting, exciting word you'd like to share? Post it here.

10 comments:

Lemon Shortbread said...

Interesting! I too have been using the same words frequently. Letting pictures do the talking now since writing/talking isn't my strong point lol. Thanks for paying a visit to my blog too =)

High Desert Diva said...

Oh you know me...I'm big on captions and photos. Not much of a writer. But words are fun, aren't they? I read a word I've never seen/heard before, look it up in my trusty dictionary, absorb the meaning and then see the word repeatedly in upcoming months. Weird.

Atavistic

That's a good one...

Kylie B said...

I too love using pics, I find I get soo many more hits to my Blog if I have pics.

Victim of Craft-Induced ADD said...

One of my favorite words is serendipitous. It just flows nicely. Lots of occasions to use it too, once you decide you like it. I also like the word indubitably. It just sounds funny.

Meka said...

lo·qua·cious
Favorite Guy would say that your 2.75 friends and you are rather loquacious during your freakishly long phone convos.

I love words. I have an ever-growing list of favorite words in my (hopefully) ever-growing mind. Hope you get lots of goodies to add to your repertoire (another good one). :>

fly tie said...

i don't like using the same words repeatedly myself. even if it's just a basic, everyday word and i notice it's there 3 or more times in anything i've written, i go back and replace it or reword what i was saying so as to avoid being redundant. i'm forever looking in a thesaurus and have been saying that i'm gonna get back into the habit of learning 5-10 new words per day. i'm a bit rusty.

you've got me beat. my regular talking on the phone folks equals 2 at the moment. it's cool, though.

off the top of my head the word 'obsequious' comes to mind.

*off to look up 'atavistic'*

Mekhismom said...

The thesaurus I know I need one. I am kind of lazy about it but I may have to take a page out of your book and start using one.

shells said...

No words off the top of my head, but I'll get back to you if I think of any! I also am not a big fan of people, I much prefer my books, music, beads and computer :)

Ms. Bar B: said...

Lol, gotta love In Living Color... I miss that show =(.

That so funny that I read this because my professor, yes the one behind the thesis, gave us the "if you use the same word 30 times in a paragraph I will kill you all" speech last week, lol.

Victim of Craft-Induced ADD said...

Oh!! I forgot acquiescent! How could I forget acquiescent?!

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