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To ask - your favourite word?

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doid Sun 10-Feb-19 18:49:53

Not sure if it's weird but I just have a little collection of words I love (mainly for their meaning and not the sound).

I loved limerence when I first heard it.

Does anyone have any other words that they really like the meaning of? I'm actually looking for one-word tattoo inspiration (don't judge for the tattoo!), so I'm reading, googling, being more conscious of words in films etc but I thought I'd ask you users as well!

DontCallMeCharlotte Sun 10-Feb-19 19:09:51

Well I hope you're not going to use limerence (or as we used to call it "massive crush grin) but I doubt you'll use my favourite either which is Szechuan (for the sound not the meaning!).

Judashascomeintosomemoney Sun 10-Feb-19 19:12:55

Oddly Limerence is a word that makes me cringe and go Urggh! Each to his own. I love Onomatopoeia though, the word and the meaning.

PentreBachCymraeg Sun 10-Feb-19 19:14:04

Concubine and plop grin

Bobbiepin Sun 10-Feb-19 19:15:47

Plop is a good word. I like phenomenon.

CrimpBrunette Sun 10-Feb-19 19:15:52

Ameliorate. I don't even know why, it just sounds pretty grin

Matildatoldsuchdreadfullies Sun 10-Feb-19 19:16:04

Machiavellian. But I’m not sure I’d want it on me permanently.

doid Sun 10-Feb-19 19:18:32

@DontCallMeCharlotte no, definitely too many negative reasons not to use limerence! blush

Amanduh Sun 10-Feb-19 19:19:09


jellybeans44 Sun 10-Feb-19 19:21:13

Bubbles! Or sparkles smile

DareDevil223 Sun 10-Feb-19 19:22:02

Happenstance. Both the sound and the meaning.

TheFaerieQueene Sun 10-Feb-19 19:22:33


ApolloandDaphne Sun 10-Feb-19 19:22:37

Peppermint is my favourite word. No idea why.

ChampionThreadKiller Sun 10-Feb-19 19:22:37

Ragamuffin and crop.

Mari50 Sun 10-Feb-19 19:22:55

Two together- adverse camber. Love love love- so much this might be outing actually haha

PetuliaBlavatsky Sun 10-Feb-19 19:23:25

Recidivist and discombobulated. Neither particularly good for tattoos but lively words to say!

Hazlenutpie Sun 10-Feb-19 19:24:33


LilQuim Sun 10-Feb-19 19:25:00

My favourite word is haberdashery. No idea why.

OhTheRoses Sun 10-Feb-19 19:25:05

Blatherskite. And "fuck" above the bed has so much more resonance than "love" etc.

RedHatsDoNotSuitMe Sun 10-Feb-19 19:38:46

Mine is "bollocks"

But I wouldn't recommend it for a tattoo!

MrsJackRackham Sun 10-Feb-19 19:46:33

I live saying Apothecary and bombardier.
And Ballachulish (pronounced balahoolish), which is just as you leave Glencoe heading north. I always stop there so I can say ' I stopped off at Ballachulish. smile

OhTheRoses Sun 10-Feb-19 19:53:07

One doesn't hear much about Atrocious Cunts now.

Penis Beaker
Any Fucker
Fabby Chic

Or totally over the top - Justine

ILoveBray Sun 10-Feb-19 19:54:43

Slapdash grin

EnglishRose13 Sun 10-Feb-19 19:55:56


I've absolutely no idea why.

AngelontopoftheTree Sun 10-Feb-19 19:57:44

My favourite word is Sphincter, not for the meaning just the sound. Don't think it's tattoo worthy though 😄

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