Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My word!

Does a word ever pop into your head for no reason that you can fathom other than the sheer beauty of the sound of it?

What I’m saying is, sometimes a word pops into my head for no reason that I can fathom other than the sheer beauty of the sound of it.

Yesterday, out of the blue, these were the words:

compendium
duplicitous
mahogany
lothario
antimacassar
pendulum

I can hardly wait to discover what words will find me today.

4 comments:

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Some words do indeed sound nice without reference to their meaning. I think of...
mellifluous
marshmallow
slippery
incandescenr
burgeoning
whippersnapper (i.e. Snowbrush)
& nincompoop...
So no - you are not insane. There are others who like to chew on words just because of the way they sound.

Shooting Parrots said...

No accident surely. It was that compendium of duplicitous, mahogany-hued lotharios who got grease all over your antimacassars when cleaning their clock pendulums.

Happens all the time.

Katherine said...

I like the words onomatopoeia, obsequious, diaphanous, Cassiopeia and quintessential.
Always have, always will.

LightExpectations said...

I agree with you about loving the sound of words, but being a synesthete, I also love their colors. You say those words came out of the blue, but of those words, only the word "lothario" is blue.