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  • January 19th, 2010 | 2:29 PM
Question of the day

What's your favorite word? Why?
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.



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annemariepace
January 19th, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
Words are like doughnuts; there are too many good ones to pick only one.
susanwrites
January 20th, 2010 03:05 am (UTC)
Oh come on, everyone does it on Inside the Actor's Studio. :)
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susanwrites
January 20th, 2010 03:06 am (UTC)
Perfect word for you!
susanwrites
January 20th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
I love the word YES as a touchstone. It might be my favorite. Did you get my email last night about the class stuff you asked me about?
akamarykate
January 19th, 2010 11:14 pm (UTC)
I love the word "shard" because of its sound, and because it seems to combine "shattered" and "hard".

And I love the word "mercy" for what it means.
susanwrites
January 20th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
Ooh, that's a good one. It sounds like what it is.
tracyworld
January 19th, 2010 11:40 pm (UTC)
I mentioned to David Lubar this morning that I love the word "scrod." I love many, many words, depending on the day and time, weather conditions, emotional barometer, etc.
susanwrites
January 20th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
Okay, that word just makes me giggle. :)
tracyworld
January 20th, 2010 02:16 pm (UTC)
I know! Scrod is a great word!
elmwood
January 20th, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
I love many words and my favourite changes constantly.

I tend to like odd sounding words and it's become a game to include an unusual one in each book. Ones I've used in the last three have been ululating, insouciance and sussuration.

Other words I like are: home, bezoar, chancre, and amity.
susanwrites
January 20th, 2010 04:11 am (UTC)
I like odd sounding words too. I need to go look some of yours up now. :)
bostonerin
January 20th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
Hmmm...
scheize! is one of my favorites. I used to think it meant sh*t in German, but now I know it's a preposition that prefaces something unfortunate. It's so fun to say!

I also love the word "giggle." : )
susanwrites
January 20th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
I love the word giggle!
artistq
January 20th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
"YES"

it's my favorite because it is full of opportunity and possibility!

then again....

"No" is a good word because I am sometimes motivated more when their is a No. And NO also closes the door on having to do things I don't want to do....
susanwrites
January 20th, 2010 04:12 am (UTC)
I like YES a lot!!!
lkmadigan
January 20th, 2010 03:32 am (UTC)
Love.
susanwrites
January 20th, 2010 04:14 am (UTC)
Great choice! Your feet touching the ground yet?
mirtlemist
January 20th, 2010 02:31 pm (UTC)
Kerfuffle. It's funny to me no matter how many times I hear it :)
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

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