Fun With Words

Lately many of my blog posts may seem to be non-SL-related. But often they are triggered by SL connections. This post, for instance, comes to you by way of a plurk from my friend Thaumata, who is also an SL friend. True, I met her first on Plurk, but we are friends now in SL also. And I started in Plurk as a way to keep in touch with my SL friends. Thaumata finds the most delicious links. I also thank her for my post on Thanksgiving with the Hallellujah Chorus flash mob.

This time Thaumata has plurked the link to MatadorAbroad blog. This particular post is from Heather. Heather is writing about words that have disappeared from English but that, in her opinion, should be brought back. I have to say, upon reading her list, I agree. *grin*

So I’m starting with two of “her” words: Deliciate and Brabble.

Deliciate means “To take one’s pleasure, enjoy oneself, revel, luxuriate”. Isn’t that wonderful? I deliciate in eating Lindt’s 85% Dark Chocolate. I deliciate in my hot tub. Oh yes I do. I deliciate on the beach, with the hot sun beating down on me, the sound of the ocean waves in my ears. Or in my pool, floating idly in the sunshine.

Brabble means “to quarrel about trifles; esp. to quarrel noisily, brawl, squabble”. Hah. Please forgive my snarkiness, folks, but easily 90% of the plurks I read are brabble. Oh dear, I suspect I’m going to be defriended. Rats. I should have used Facebook instead of Plurk. *grin*

Here’s a shout-out to my dear friend Sean: Freck is for you. The reason I pick this for you is Heather’s great example of how it should be used.

I’m also thinking that we all need to stop using “LOL” and switch to KENCH! LOL is greatly misused and worn. Kench gives a much better indication of the action involved.