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.
copacetic—all 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.
defenestration—the 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.
persnickety—snobbish 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.
ballocks – Originally 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!
doppelganger—ghostly double, counterpart of a living person
It’s been said that everyone has a doppelganger. Most people say mine is Zack Morris.
thank you – expressing 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.
henceforth—from 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?