Monday, September 19, 2005

A few of my favorite words

I discovered another expression to add to my collection!

"That is out of control."

When I heard the RD in my class utter it, I felt a tingling sensation. When the same person said it a second time, I felt a deep thrill. Yes, here was a new one! Is there anything more exciting for a collector than stumbling across a new item for a change - so new, yet so obvious, that it leaps at you?

Here are a few more from my collection:


... and, my personal favorite:

"It's huge."

Oh, I forgot to give the list a title. I'll just put it last.

Vocabulary That No One Will Ever Hear Me Utter

(Publisher's note: The above list is incomplete. Items for consideration and publication are always welcome.)


Ardith said...

But... but... there are completely valid uses of the word 'random'!

As in random-number-generator.


votre chère maman said...

Awesome. Dude.

Of course, I have been known, on occasion, to use words of

However, I think, when used sparingly, especially in the context of an "older" person trying to shock the socks off a "younger" person, these words can be rather effective, if not downright fun.

What I dislike, is when adults pick up the lingo of teens (i.e. people who think they are really "cool") and start routinely using words like....well...."cool," and whatnot.

Also, I think something should be said about people who use italics too often. Some people just go way overboard....

Anonymous said...

Like the seven times you did it in that last comment?


Sarah said...

It's like, totally scary and cool that you can make such a huge list of random words that you have amazingly never uttered.

I just wanted to see if I could use them all in one sentence. ;-)

Ditto to Mrs. Hoyt about the word "cool" being used by adults.
So uncool.

Sharon said...

Nice try, Sarah.

Sharon said...

Of course, Ardith, that's a completely valid use. I'm protesting the invalid uses!

Wilson said...

Dude. That list is off the hook!

Sharon said...

Like that one.

PastorJohn said...

About Sarah's sentence: That is out of control!

votre chère maman said...

What I want to know is:

Since "cool" made a comeback from the sixties (a decade, by the way, which I remember) why not "groovy?"

I mean, "groovy" is such a cool word...