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In Wednesday's column I talked about some of my favorite words and asked you to share. Thanks for taking the time to write. I love reading emails from readers. I really do.
"...my own favorite word is serendipity--a 'fortunate happenstance' or 'pleasant surprise.' I had a teacher in high school, who taught my Brit Lit Class, who introduced me to that word--always makes me smile. Thank you for evoking a lovely memory and here's wishing you a bit of Serendipity in your day!"--Gwen L.
"I like the word hullabaloo. One source defines it as 'a lovely term for a fuss or commotion.' It's just a fun word I used when my children were small."--Patty R.
"My favorite of all time is epiphany. I like what it means and the way your mouth has to form to say it."--Melanie S.
"I'm especially fond of 'brouhaha'--an uproar or hubbub (another great word); a noisy and overexcited reaction to something AND 'flummoxed'--bewildered or perplexed."--Linda F.
"Onomatopoeia, words that make noise...arf, bark, blab, tinkle, tweet. Of all the stuff I learned in high school that has stuck with me all these years."--Noreen B
"I like the words loquacious and obtuse."--Debby G.
"I love the word leisure, I am now a lady of leisure, since I retired. (Not really, I am so busy I don't know how I had time to work!) "--Susan P.
"Discombobulated--The way I feel now that my life's journey is new, scary and unknown."--Jean B.
"One of my favorite words is 'huzzah.' I wrote a column for our newspaper and it was published. I received a letter from my English professor. 'Huzzah to you!' That word always reminds me of my fleeting success! Thanks for your daily column. Huzzahs to you!"--Irene U
"Suzanne, I knew my favorite words right away....
Music--just hearing the hard 'c' sound at the end says rhythm! I want to move, snap, dance, clap, tap, and sing. I Love music.
Kaleidoscope--it sounds so magical, mystical, other worldly, colorful and indescribable.
Puppy--I love them and dogs! All the 'p's' make me happy and I see ears flopping, and soft bellies to rub.
And Quinn Konarska...my friend's daughter's name. All the 'k' sounds just make me smile with joy every time I say her whole name."--Betsy
"Suzanne, my 'go to' (words) phrase when I'm not feeling the agreement...'I'm really not comfortable with ________'"--Sheri R.
Thanks for reading with me. It's so good to read with friends.