Here are 10 words / phrases I’m hoping to use more frequently. At the end of this post I’m going to ask you to submit some of your own.

copaceticall good, everything is fine, completely in order.

My dad said this a lot when I was growing up. It’s time it became a regular part of my vocabulary.

defenestrationthe act of throwing someone out a window

Not that I have ever done this, but it’s nice to know there’s a word for it.

persnicketysnobbish or having the attitude of a snob

I admit it; there are certainly times when I could be described with this one.

fortnight—14 days & nights, two weeks

Because saying two weeks ago is so blasé. Using this word will only make me more dignified right?

I’m sorry – as in, I apologize. I was wrong, my mistake, my bad.

I often try to find my way around this one, but this is a phrase I need use more often.

highfalutin’often used to describe someone or something that’s flashy. (Ex. Jill thinks she’s so cool because she has that highfalutin Coach purse)

I don’t spend a lot of time near livestock nor do I live in Enumclaw, but I’d still like to work this word in more.

ballocksOriginally a vulgar British word for testicles. Now more commonly used to describe nonsense; rubbish—an exclamation of annoyance, disbelief, etc

One could say this whole post is utter ballocks!

doppelgangerghostly double, counterpart of a living person

It’s been said that everyone has a doppelganger. Most people say mine is Zack Morris.

thank youexpressing one’s gratitude or thanks

I want to live my life in a constant state of gratitude. Using this little phrase reminds me just how blessed I am.

henceforthfrom now on, from this point forward

I hereby decree that henceforth the words in this post shall make their way into my regular vocabulary.


What words or phrases would you like to use more?

10 thoughts on “Doppelganger

  1. I like pedestrian; not the walking person meaning, the adjective meaning – lacking in vitality, imagination, or distinction. In other words, nothing to write home about – pedestrian can be used to describe many of the early acts on America’s Got Talent.

    • This was certainly not another pedestrian comment on my post. Thanks for writing and reading. Honorable mention on my list is vociferous. Do you deal with students that act vociferously ever?

  2. I think this is hilarious, because I am often attempting to convince my husband that words like beguile and smite are not words that anyone uses anymore. (I am hoping he does not read this post, or I will have lost the debate.)

    In regards to cranny, the best explanation I have understood of cranny would be from the Thomas English muffin add, how the butter fills the “nooks and crannies” (Small pockets inside the muffin to hold melted butter. Yum!

  3. Mom doesn’t like it when I use phrases like “I reckon” or “I have a hankerin'” I think she thinks it makes me sound like I work on a cattle ranch or live in Enumclaw.

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