Pam Webb

a writer's journey as a reader

Word Nerd Confessions: July


I do indeed love words. Discovering a new-to-me word makes my day shine a bit brighter. I store that word away, like a hamster discovering a tasty morsel, I grab it up and stuff it in my little pouch for later. And what’s so cool, is how that word pops out out of my pouch unexpectedly in the right place, in the right way. Well, mostly. I tend to suffer from cacoepy–that’s another post in of itself.

I have been storing up words ever so long I need to do something with them. They are absolutely stacking up and creating a bit of dilemma of storage. My plan is to trot out a few choice words each month. If you have a word to share, please do.

armamentarium

I long to use this word, yet fear my tongue would trip dramatically over its pronunciation.

flexitarian

This is me! I’m thoroughly perplexed by all the varieties of eating preferences these days, not relating to locavore, vegan, and such–but veggies with a tad of animal (just a tad) is fine and dandy.

transmundane

As a Who-ligan, I can relate to going where no person has gone before. Warm up the tardis, Doc.

benedict

Are you kidding me? Do people know about this one? Did they tease Cumberbatch when he got married?

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10 thoughts on “Word Nerd Confessions: July

  1. Is transmundane non-binary? All good words, flexitarian sounds really good but also like some sort of communist superhero.

  2. I love how delightfully inappropriate benedict is on several levels.

  3. I’ve never heard of that meaning of “benedict.” What a good word to slip into my fiction! Of course, readers probably won’t know what I mean. 😄

  4. Don’t self-identify as a flexitarian, my friend! They are merely omnivores who wants to feel smug.

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