Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I Love Words

I'll confess. I'm a thesaurus junkie. Hello, my name is Terri and I'm a ... When I read a book, three
quarters of my brain is following the plot, but the other quarter... Oh my goodness! What are you doing? I'm looking at ways the author puts together a sentence,   describes something, and the interesting words used. Even when I write this blog, my handy online thesaurus is never far away.


Some of my favorites:

plethora: just the way it rolls of the tongue and the meaning also
   "overabundance"

splendiferous: again a lovely word to just say for pure joy of it sound
   "splendid"

eclectic: another choice of mine both for meaning and for the way it sounds. Here's how I use it a lot: I have an eclectic taste in music.
   :selecting or choosing from various sources"

nefarious: great synonym for heinous, odious, horrible, vile...

and my list goes on, and on, and on:

The definitions above are from dictionary.com.

And here's some fun from Google and dictionary.com. Pictures from dictionary.com and Google Images.

Eleven British Terms That Flummox Americans:

British Saloon
Saloon in US














Pants in US





British pants








British Muppet
(stupid person)
Muppet in US



















British Jumper
(sweater)



Jumper in US
















Digestive Biscuits
not-so-sweet cookie/cake/cracker



Biscuits in US















Braces in the US
British braces
















Bonnet in US
British bonnet (hood)


British boot

Boot in US
















British dummy

Dummy in US









British pudding



Pudding in US















British Zebra Crossing
(crosswalk)
Zebra crossing in US


And now, students, you have had your lesson in Vocabulary. The added bonus is now you can go to England and speak like a native!

Ta-ta
Cheerio
Tarah

(all ways to say Goodbye in British English)

6 comments:

  1. lol! very nice!

    I used to carry a pocket thesaurus in my purse. Now that I have a phone thesaurus, I dont need it anymore. :)

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    1. So handy when you're at a loss for words!

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  2. This is SUCH a fun post. I love words too. And reading British fiction has certainly increased my word list!

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  3. This was such a fun enlightening post to read! I especially love how the same word we use in the US means something completely different in Britain!

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  4. My favorite saying of words: superfluity of naughtiness (James 1:21 KJV). It just makes me smile each time I say it! My husband is a word junkie, too. Etymology is one of his favorite subjects, so he's always talking about different words and their meanings.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comments!

    Jennifer

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