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?
10 thoughts on “Doppelganger”
I thought it was bollocks.
A word I’m currently fascinated with: cranny (as in “nook & cranny”)
Not sure if you’re referring to the spelling of the word, the post or both.
Anyway, I found both spellings of “ballocks/bollocks” as acceptable.
Avuncular. But how to work it into a sentence….
Is this your first post to include the word testicle? I’m guessing so, but one can never be too sure.
Yeah, it is. Thanks for noticing.
You would of thought “doppelganger” would’ve had something to do with male anatomy…
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?
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!
Is that the same ad where the kid says, “It tastes like there’s butter inside.”?
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.