Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Three words I overuse, especially in exclamatory sentences

twaddle
shamble
skulk

7 comments:

Karl Steel said...

For me:

fantastic

How do I know?

My students parodied me to my face.

Me: "You're really going to love To the Lighthouse."
Them: "Why? It is fantastic?"

Eileen Joy said...

For me:

all that jazz [as a substitute for "etc. etc."]

profound

fabulous

to make a long story short [which it never never is, not coming from me]

Liza said...

can we have an example of how one might use "skulk" in an exclamatory sentence?

"Stop skulking!"
"I'm so skulking sick of Edelman!"

?

IP Daily said...

Please, please stop with TWADDLE already!!!

hieronymus anonymous said...

Don't make me stop this car and TWADDLE you!

J J Cohen said...

ip daily: now that is twaddle indeed.

Liza: I used "skulk" last week in the following sentence, after a computer was stolen from an empty office. I speaking to the Office Manager: "Get yourself a large magnifying glass and start skulking around!"

J J Cohen said...

hieronymous: do you have a lisp?