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  • Technically these are mostly Italian or German, but they're familiar to English speakers who read music. Many, many years as a cellist have given me ample time to discover some cherished favorites.

    December 4, 2006

  • Don't say these words with liquid in your mouth.

    December 4, 2006

  • December 4, 2006

  • I have far more patience for "um" than for most of these others. I like hesitation words. They occur universally, but with so many charming deviations in each language. I particularly like the Japanese "Ehhhhhhhhh-toooooooooooo" and the French "Euhhhhhhhh".

    Granted, they are a mite selfish, since their implied meaning is "I need time to think, but I don't want to leave a silence in which you might interrupt my train of thought," but I consider it an acceptable form of selfishness.

    On the other hand "kind of" and "sort of" are falsely self-deprecating, and annoy me deeply. Like, really deeply. ;-)

    December 4, 2006

  • As a general rule, if the word appears in Hamlet, it deserves a comeback.

    December 4, 2006

  • To clarify: words overused by everyone else, not the words I tend to use in excess myself. If you want to know about those, you'll have to do your own empirical research.

    December 4, 2006

  • I pepper many of these, especially "gallimaufry", into my everyday conversation. With your help, they can make a comeback!

    December 4, 2006

  • Also known as collective nouns, venereal nouns, or nouns of venery. I love them to an unnatural degree.

    December 4, 2006

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  • Apparently, abbandono abandoned us.

    August 30, 2008

  • Well, fancy seeing you here! I found your name under the word "susurration."

    December 4, 2006