Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Words which don't exactly sound like words anymore after you say them over and over and over again

1. Platypus
2. Electrolyte
3. Brie
4. Stupefying
5. Coniferous
6. Polymer
7. Indigenous
8. Duke
9. Reciprocity
10. Whose


nonamedufus said...

Here's 2 more off the top of my head: onomatopoeia and zit.

nonamedufus said...

Oh, um, I don't HAVE a zit on the top of my head. Just to be clear.

MikeWJ at Too Many Mornings said...

I love words like brie and indigenous and try to say them all the time. Like, "Oh my, Duke, this is tasty. Is it an indigenous brie from the coniferous region of France, brought here under an international reciprocity agreement whose provisions initially seem as stupefying as a platypus but are as useful as an electrolyte on a hot summer day when you're wearing a suit made from artificial polymer?"

I say that all the time. So much that even I don't know what I'm talking about anymore.

Janna said...

Nonamedufus: Thank you for clarifying the point about the zit. Unfortunately, the mental image is already set in stone.

MikeWJ: Just imagine how cool that would look on a bumper sticker. A really, really big bumper sticker. In tiny, tiny print.