endangered englishwords that are fun to say
As we have already discussed, I have a collection of fabulous but obscure words to share with you. Today's batch, as you will discover, are incredibly fun to say. I consider them worthy of using and remembering, because they are expressive and colourful, and because they make a sentence worth relishing.
These ones are at the top of my list of endangered words that must be protected and promoted. A bit like when humanity decides that earth needs more of the cute animals.
An ostentatious display.
To dip lightly, skip or skim over water.
A little cup.
Rather fat and squat.
A horse's bum; orYour bum.
A day's work.
To feel nausea; orTo rumble (of a stomach); orTo move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion.
To speak at length on trivial matters.
To waste time focusing on little things; orTo work on pointless or unimportant tasks.
Noise that disrupts a recording (say of film or radio) because it is made too close to the microphones; orNoise from the audience that disturbs a performance (say of an athlete or singer).
To blow gustily, with irregular force (like wind through trees).
antigodlin. adjective or adverb.
Lopsided, diagonal, askew.“It hurtled antigodlin across the room.”“The earthquake turned everything antigodlin.”
An insignificant, unknown writer.
A spiteful, sniping type.
A hoaxing or riddling question; a pun, a quibble.
Fat and lazy person.
Pretentious, showy finery; orPretentious elegance, ostentation; orSomething trivial or nonessential.
Being a mixture of two languages – like an Italian immigrant who has never learned fluent English.
A lazy, scruffy person.
An ill-tempered old woman or cat.