Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Potluck – A Few of My Favorite Words 2017 by Elizabeth Gauffreau

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This is the final post from the archives of author Elizabeth Gauffreau who has some wonderful posts, including an interesting look at her genealogy journey, seeking out her family history.

A Few of My Favorite Words 2017 by Elizabeth Gauffreau

Do you spend much time thinking about your favorite words, calling each one to the forefront of your mind so that you can explain to yourself once again just how much that word delights you and why? I tend to have these little reunions with my old friends when I’m driving to work in the morning.

Allow me to introduce you to a few of them.

Leonard Cohen

Lugubrious. Now, “lugubrious” is a fellow I love dearly, but I just can’t take him out in public. How I long for an opportunity to say, “I have a deep appreciation for the lugubrious musical stylings of the late poet-singer-song-writer Leonard…

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7 Responses to Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives – #Potluck – A Few of My Favorite Words 2017 by Elizabeth Gauffreau

    • Patty says:

      Oh you’re so welcome.

      I love words. I cannot think of any one that I love more than another but I suppose one does come to mind.

      I don’t know where I’d been, maybe I was just not paying attention but all these years I’d never read Lovecraft and then right after I moved into this house, during a particularly windy night I downloaded and read From the Mountains of Madness and the word that stuck out to me was noisome.

      It described so well so many things I had to deal with and it is a word I find if I’m not careful I’ll over use. LOL.

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      • “Noisome” is a good word!

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      • Patty says:

        I love it. After I heard it in that book I began to notice it everywhere, but then again I read differently than I used to.
        I read Stephen King’s book “On Writing” and it changed the way I read.
        I’ve read other books on writing as well, and now when I read, even when just reading for pleasure I’m always looking for different words, phrases, etc.

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  1. Thank you very much for the reblog, Patty! I hope your readers will enjoy a few of my favorite words.

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