Favourite Words as Voted on Twitter

A few weeks ago I gave a lecture on ‘Vocabulary Selection’. Before the lecture, I asked ‘what are your favourite words?’ on Twitter. These are the words people gave in one hour in reply [*spelling as submitted by people in Twitter]

  • amazeballs
  • ambiguous
  • arrogate
  • Australia (Auslan sign version)
  • babushka
  • balderdash
  • block
  • cantankerous
  • chocolate
  • codswallop
  • conglomerate
  • convolution
  • cornerstone
  • dexamethasone
  • disentangle
  • disingenuous
  • eclectic
  • effluvia
  • expression
  • facetious
  • fecund
  • floral print
  • Fundamental dichotomy
  • fuzzy
  • glaikit
  • gusset (with scottish accent)
  • ha
  • harbinger
  • indubitably
  • inverinate (a village) (with scottish accent)
  • kittypuss
  • lexicon
  • love
  • nincompoop
  • numinous
  • obstreperous
  • ominous
  • ostentatious
  • peripatetic
  • poppycock
  • sauvignon blanc
  • somnolent
  • spectre
  • stramash (with scottish accent)
  • strong emotion words swear words, excitement love despair think 4 weddings and a funeral
  • supercillious
  • tantalising
  • tantalising
  • Twitter
  • underpinning
  • undulate
  • unprintable expletive
  • vicarious
  • vociferous
  • vociferously
  • wallydraggle
  • widdled
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