|Rose is one of my favorite words|
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.
Words are only painted fire; a look is the fire itself.
The short words are best, and the old words are the best of all.
When we got this topic, I pondered which way to respond. I have words that I wildly overuse in my first drafts so I must "like" them, but of course they all either end in "-ly" or are the word "that" and a lot of them disappear long before the book makes its way to the Reader. So I don't believe I like them as much as my Muse lazily sticks them into the writing the first time through the story.
I have words I purely like the sound of: grandiloquence and munificence for example. But I next-to-never use them in either my daily speech or my writing.
OH - crisp! Now that is a word I do love and I use it so much at work to describe how I things to be that once when we had Bigtime Consultants working with us, who always have their own corporate-speak jargon, they'd all adopted "crisp" by the time the assignment ended.
(The Whores said I needed five words and I'm up to about three....(whines) It's HARD to just pluck words at random from the air. I don't usually write about words. Maybe I need to get out more...uh oh, I digress.)
I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action.
Merrily is a good one...and optimistic. Because I'm an optimist through and through. WHEW!!!
Words I dislike is easier because there actually are a few: turgid, puce, torpid...snake, rattlesnake, water moccasin...oops, there I go again, down a different train of thought...
I'm going to let a poet get me out of here gracefully:
All our words are but crumbs that fall down from the feast of the mind.