Sunday, August 3, 2008
I have a couple of favorite words, good thing, since that’s what Mothers or Brothers wants to know.
I love Loquacious [loh-kwey-shuhs], it just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? It means ‘talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulous; characterized by excessive talk; wordy’ In fact, I love the word so much it is part of Brodi’s registered name, Loquacious Lacroix [la crwa]. I like Lacroix too, it’s from that old vampire show Forever Knight, and it’s French meaning ‘the cross’
I have come to love the word sluice [sloos] in all of its variations. I blame Koontz for that. So many things sluice in his books and it’s become a game between my husband and I to guess which page it will be on before we start reading one of his novels. When the word never shows up we are very disappointed.
You probably wonder why I showed you airplanes today, they aren’t loquacious or sluicing, but they were pretty scary to watch. Can you tell how close they came to the power lines and each other?
Oh I also like my little made up word of slooshy - I tried to teach it to our French friend but he acted so serious while trying to learn it I fessed up. :)