Ok, so I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile, and today, I’m extra-bored. SO –
Punk – Jo says this one is the hard consonants, which I think is true, as far as sound goes. But
Wiggins – As in ‘Weird old guys really give me the wiggins.” Did anyone else have Mr. Wiggins in high school? I’m sure he was not creepy, but he has a name that sounds like it should be a ridiculous butler.
Wapiti – not only are these little deer things cute, they also have a name that stings like a sandwich in the FACE. Also, the plural gives you a Scrabble bingo.
Eunuch – I love this word, and I hate it. The hate comes from my inability to pronounce the thing. I see the ‘e’, and think it should start with a ‘ee’ sounds, not a ‘you’ sound. I love this word, because it’s better than you’re basic threat: “I’ll make you a eunuch.” See, that even looks wrong.
Ragamuffin – Not only for the aspirated ‘f’ sound do I love this word. It looks like what it is – a little ragged around the edges, possibly spongy like cake. And when you say it, it sounds as if there are little sprouts growing out of it. Delicious!
Tomfoolery – This is Corina’s input. It does have a certain hickish/grandpa ring to it. ‘Dagnabit, quit your tomfoolery, Huckleberry!’
Bebop – This works both as a music genre and as a name for a cute little robot. What other word could encompass the pep, energy, vim, and vigor of both?
Smorgasbord – Maybe it’s my European blood, but this word just sounds like THE ULTIMATE. It’s like an infidel conqueror of a word, something reserved for total annihilation. Who can resist the power of the mighty SMORGASBORDI?!
Tsunami – Ok, that last one got me thinking about destruction, and what natural disaster is more fun-sounding and anime than !Tsunami! ? For real though, it sounds even like the title of a cheesy
70s beach movie, which I would love. Actually, it may be the title of a cheesy 70s beach movie. In fact, I’m going to be disappointed if it’s not.