[Book Nerd Links] Writers’ Favourite Words

From plitter to drabbletail: the words we love [The Guardian]

My fave word is frock. What’s yours?

18 thoughts on “[Book Nerd Links] Writers’ Favourite Words

  1. Frock is a good one. Definitely underused!

    I’m not sure I have a favorite word, but one that would be near the top of the list is: ostensibly.


    • My other website has “frock” in the title for a reason. Trying to spread my love for the word, I guess.

      Do you find yourself using the word “ostensibly” a lot? Or more than one should, anyway?


      • What’s your other website?

        I do use the word more than one should, that’s for sure! I used it in all kinds of only vaguely appropriate contexts. Any excuse will do!


      • It’s still in its early days. fontandfrock.com.

        It’s a bit of experimental weirdness hidden in plain sight as a classic film blog.


      • I wasn’t able to go there directly due to the filter here at work, but I guessed the URL of the RSS feed and can now read the content on through my RSS reader.

        Was that too technical?

        Anyway, are you going to explain the weirdness? Or do I have to guess? Because you do a great job of making it look like a classic film blog!

        Either way, Blanche Fury sounds like a fantastic movie.


      • Nope, not too technical.

        If you’d like a shortcut to the weirdness, go to the post titled “Me, Myself, and I: The Writer(s) of Font and Frock.” It will either fully enlighten you or cause you extreme befuddlement.


    • My other website has “frock” in the title. I rarely come across the wrod in the books I read (including the occasional historical fiction). The same goes for momentum. Maybe I will try and insert both of those words into my next story. It’s something to aim for. 🙂


  2. Most of my favorite words are ones that aren’t used much any more even though I wish they were. I’ll pick “splendid” as my example. 🙂


  3. One of my fave words is “gleeking”. While it is an unpleasant action, it always makes me laugh. When my sisters were pre-teens, they discovered this word and it always made them collapse into uncontrollable giggles. Their laughter was so infectious, it still gets me going!


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