Some Good Words

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1. Taco: For some reason, this word pops into my head frequently. I always have the urge to use it as a verb, a proper name, adjective, you name it. It just seems like that perfect word that pretty much sums up everything.

2. Abuelita: little Grandma. So sweet. Except it also pops into my head often and then I picture an abuelita eating a taco. Huh.

3. Veritable: This is such an awkward word to say, maybe because it’s got 4 syllables and a v and a ble- which is so not sexy to say out loud, but if you use this word a lot in conversation, you will sound super smart. Veritably.

4. Segue: Wow. I’m gonna go ahead and come clean about the fact that I just learned how to spell this word last month. I wrote it in a post as segueway, it kept being underlined in red, I kept getting mad at it, until I finally found it in some online dictionary and had to have everyone in my house’s attention while I explained what I had learned. They weren’t as interested as I was.

5. Pleurisy: What a fun word! Go head, say it with me- pleur ih seeeeee.  Now say it with a French accent. Now soften your jowls and say it all dumb and slow. Now just repeat pleur over and over. pleur pleur pleur pleur pleur pleur pleur pleur. Okay, stop. I certainly hope this word doesn’t pop up in your head later in an unexpected place and make you laugh out loud so you have to explain this strange moment to the person who hears you laugh.



  1. 12/16/2011 / 8:44 am

    LOVE it! My daughter came to me the other day and let me know that her new favorite word is whatsittoya



    • 12/17/2011 / 4:54 am

      I hope she said it in a 'tough guy' tone of voice. Kids are awesome with these random things they feel the need to tell you.

  2. 12/16/2011 / 9:47 am

    Taco. Excellent word. Pleurisy? How often do you get to use it that you would decide it's in your top 5?

  3. 12/16/2011 / 9:55 am

    I had to look up Pleurisy. I hope you are not having chest pains!

    Abuelita eating tacos works for me! Especially in Mexico eating fish tacos in Baja!

    Your posts are always so much fun! They make me smile!

  4. 12/16/2011 / 10:28 am

    tacos – I'm going to start incorporating it into conversations as a verb
    abuelita – Dora's grandma
    segue – not a word you see written that often (I would probably want to spell it like that really stupid mall-cop product)
    Pleurisy – GOOD ONE! didn't know it either and I am practically a doctor

  5. 12/16/2011 / 10:48 am

    Segue is a hard one for me, too. I even just had to cheat off of Ann's comment to type that.

  6. 12/16/2011 / 3:50 pm

    My favorite word is pants. Pants. No reason. Just sounds good. Pants.

    • 12/17/2011 / 4:52 am

      It's because it's a super word, as is snacks. Pants snacks.

  7. 12/17/2011 / 3:06 am

    I did the whole SAT thing years ago and, even after teaching middle school English for a bit my children have dumbed me down enough that I'm not sure what that last one even means. I'm all over Taco though, literally and figuratively. And also, we have us an abuelita! It's sorta awesome.

    • 12/17/2011 / 4:52 am

      Oh no! Sometimes I wonder if children suck all the knowledge out of our brains, and now I know that it is true. Oh well, at least we have tacos.

  8. 12/17/2011 / 11:50 am

    My favorite word is "fork." It's versatile: Fork YOU, you forking forkaphobe. It's short. It's forkable.

  9. 12/17/2011 / 1:34 pm

    You are so right. As usual. So fork off, motherforker.

  10. 12/17/2011 / 6:05 pm

    You make my brain explode woman! Must find more words. You would kill me in words with friends. I mean, taco? Ahhhh!

  11. 12/18/2011 / 5:35 am

    loooove words. Do you ever watch The League? There is a character on there named Taco. And he uses his name to create made up nouns or verbs sometimes. Nice.

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