This is the first installment in a series I’m calling Wordspotting. When I spot a word on a blog that I like, I make a note of it. When I gather enough to warrant a post, I share them. I’m a writer and hence a total word nerd… comes with the territory:)
Favorite word finds from around the blogosphere this week. Definitions via Dictionary.com:
Twee – Excessively or affectedly quaint, pretty, or sentimental. “Instead I went with cute. Like, unseemly cute. Borderline twee.” ~ Smitten Kitchen
Cloying – causing or tending to cause disgust or aversion through excess.
“…I could finish the whole bowl without the taste getting cloying.” ~ Burp and Slurp
Busker – a noun loosely meaning street performer, from the verb, “busk“-Chiefly British. to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place. “The first involved an African-American busker in the subway. He was playing and singing a song by Coldplay.” ~ Chloe Veltman, Lies Like Truth
Chloe gets bonus points for using one of my favorite words in her blog title, “A Vapid Question and an Un-Politically Correct Comment.”
Vapid – 1. lacking or having lost life, sharpness, or flavor; insipid; flat 2. without liveliness or spirit; dull or tedious.
Use a word three times in one day and it’s yours! What are some of your favorite words?