A Foxy view of the world
A way with words
28 February 2011
As a writer, I’ve always enjoyed words. The sound of them, the way they can change each nuance of what you are saying, is endlessly fascinating to me.
I find it amazing how different languages have evolved, how words come about and then change as people put them to different purposes down the years.
So I particularly enjoyed this list of words that aren’t often seen, but which look or sound amusing for no other reason than the combination of letters within them.
Some examples include:
- apodyopsis - the act of mentally undressing someone
- batrachophagous - one who eats frogs
- gambrinous - being full of beer
- slubberdegullion - a filthy, slobbering person.
There’s something there for most occasions, so use as required!