Ten Little Words Not Used Enough

With the assistance of my friend Casey, here are a list of words with a link to their definitions. Also, most importantly, an example sentence or two or more to accompany. I think I need to use these words more often. They’re all under 10 letters. I try to use them at least once a week.

1. Absurd: “Sarah Eden’s comment that the list that states which books I wish to read has a ‘disturbing lack of historical romance’ is absurd.”

2. Abhor: “I abhor raw fish, America’s Next Top Model, the fact that Kate Gosselin has published books, and Justin Bieber.”

3. Din: “One reason I don’t like eating at buffets, at least near the food, is all of the din that goes on.”

4. Bizzarre: “Brother Pele’s in the back, sweet Zina’s in the front, Crusin’ down the freeway in the hot, hot sun. Suddenly red-blue lights flash us from behind, Loud voice booming, ‘Please step out onto the line.’ Pele preaches words of comfort, Zina just hides her eyes. Police man taps his shades. ‘Is that a Chevy ’69?’ How bizarre. How bizarre.”

5. Gracious: “Goodness gracious, great balls of fire.”

6. Blasphemy: “Referring to Miley Cyrus as a goddess is beyond blasphemy.”

7. Twitter: “Facebook is full of everyone’s twitter and they probably don’t even know it.”

8. Juxtapose: “When you juxtapose Sarah and Josi in order to decide whose team you’re on, you’re out for a big battle.” (Note: this is a preview for a future blog.)

9. Amok: “Why is that my kids prefer to run amok at five in the morning instead of five in the afternoon?”

10. Fester: “If you let your abhorrence for other people fester, you’re one step away from becoming a super villain. Wait, is that bad?”

There you have it. Well, that and this awesome picture that Casey gave me:

Alien abductions are involuntary, but probings are scheduled.

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