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Do you have a favourite word ?

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gallusquine Wed 20-Nov-19 12:14:19

"Dreich" is voted most iconic Scots word, beating off contenders like "glaikit" and "shoogle".

Dreich has previously been voted favourite Scots word.

What's your favourite word ?

Greenfinch Wed 20-Nov-19 12:16:40

Serendipity. Don't know why and I never use it. Sounds good.

SirChenjin Wed 20-Nov-19 12:36:29

Ethereal - no idea why

Scunnered is my favourite Scottish word and I seem to be using it a lot lately...

Urmstongran Wed 20-Nov-19 12:57:29

I have a favourite word for a while, use it then after a while have another favourite.

A few months ago it was ‘equidistant’
More recently it was ‘caveat’
Now it’s ‘shocking’ (a sign of the times?)

NonnaW Wed 20-Nov-19 13:13:05

I also love “serendipity”, also “incandescent”. Have yet to find an appropriate sentence to slip them into!

Pantglas2 Wed 20-Nov-19 13:47:17


glammanana Wed 20-Nov-19 14:01:21

There is a very special restaurant/bar called "Serendipity" on Las Vegas Blwd and very nice it is to.

kittylester Wed 20-Nov-19 14:15:30

Exponential. I just love it!!

Auntieflo Wed 20-Nov-19 14:15:43

Susurration for me, but hardly ever use it.
It just sounds so lovely.

Nico97 Wed 20-Nov-19 14:29:40

Mellifluous - always makes me feel harmonious smile

MiniMoon Wed 20-Nov-19 15:17:19

Splendid, I use it a lot!

Chestnut Wed 20-Nov-19 15:30:30

I've rather liked 'psychedelic' ever since the 1960s. It makes me think of vibrant colours and the Apple boutique.

Grandma70s Wed 20-Nov-19 16:14:23

Some of mine already mentioned.

I like ‘melodious’ (but not ‘malodorous’, if that’s a word).

I read somewhere that we tend to like words that contain an m, l or r. Sometimes we like the sound, sometimes the meaning.

mrswoo Wed 20-Nov-19 16:28:15

SirChenjin Ethereal is my favourite word , has been for years. It’s such a lovely floaty word.

I no longer live in Scotland but was an in-comer there for years and heard many words and expressions that were new to me. One of my favourites is feeling wabbit - feeling tired-out, exhausted.

TerriBull Wed 20-Nov-19 16:45:47

Recoco I loved it the first time I heard it, sadly it doesn't lend itself to every day conversation because I find the late Baroque (another good one) doesn't come up very often sad

Alexa Wed 20-Nov-19 17:00:08

Culvert. Coriander, Chicane.

threexnanny Wed 20-Nov-19 17:24:53

Flabbergasted. Much, much better than gobsmacked!

lemongrove Wed 20-Nov-19 17:31:07

I rather like the word plumptious.
( p’s and v’s seem to feature heavily)😁

LadyGracie Wed 20-Nov-19 17:41:07

I have, but better not say it!

Davida1968 Wed 20-Nov-19 17:44:34

Wimple. (I don't know why; perhaps it's just the sound of it. I don't use it very often!)

Cherrytree59 Wed 20-Nov-19 17:58:51

Schoogle love it.
If I want to make something work, I just give it a quick shoogle.

When putting a fresh duvet cover, I find helps if I give the quilt a wee shoogle.

SirChenjin my Grandpa's favourite word was scunnered.

My other favourite word is Congratulations🎉
I think it is a lovely word.
It seems to flow off the pen.

SirChenjin Wed 20-Nov-19 18:13:40

Shoogle is a great word as well! I think we have some fantastic and expressive words and phrases up here.

Grannyknot Wed 20-Nov-19 18:17:59

I love saying 'exacerbate'.

I also like 'obfuscate' and 'polemical'.

I do use them whenever I have the opportunity. but husband has got used to them now so I will have to fin new ones

Grannyknot Wed 20-Nov-19 18:18:14


Nortsat46 Wed 20-Nov-19 18:27:24

Thank you (2 words, I know) but it’s a phrase which is useful in many pleasant situations, when someone has done something nice for you.
For example - the first cup of coffee of the day in bed; an unexpected kindness, a surprise, a lift in the car, a nice lunch out, positive feedback etc etc.