I love stumbling across words I have never heard before, ones that you want to keep, to say over and over...like a mantra.
Last week I watched Mrs. Henderson Presents and I completely fell in love with Dame Judi Dench all over again. I could listen to her voice for hours. Dare we say Lady crush? She is truly talented. There is one scene in the movie where Mrs. Henderson speaks with Lord Cromer about the nude revue show she plans to put on, and he asks if the ladies foliage will be shown... the Latin word 'pudendum' came up. I was fascinated. In the end they agreed to refer to 'the ladies foliage' as 'the midlands'. It was hysterical. Of course the dear lady spluttered wordlessly...she's secretly in love with the Lord Chamberlain types.
Which leads me onto thoughts of writing and these wonderful words that fall into your lap. How would you work them into a scene in your own WIP? Discombobulate is another word I love to say aloud. I will try to work 'discombobulate' into casual conversation with friends...just to gauge a reaction. Try it! And just today 'recalibrate' worked its way into my mind...now I want to say it everyday. "Can I recalibrate that for you honey?"
Here are five cobwebbed covered words that I am hankering right now:
How about you? Any words got your attention?
The Lotus Flower...
(Foliage which the Lord Cromer would approve of, methinks)
Photo courtesy yours truly.