Cantankerous. Disagreeable to deal with. Contentious, peevish.
The first time I heard this word, I was around ten years old. My friend’s mom used the word to describe one of her other kids. I thought it sounded hilarious, and I walked around saying it for days. I still think it’s funny.
Svelte. Gracefully slender in figure.
I don’t use this word much. Can’t remember when I first heard it, but there is something about those two consonants together – sv – that roll off the tongue and lips like a drunkard.
Farcical. Ludicrous, absurd.
I rarely hear this word, and don’t recall ever using it. Pardon me, but it sounds like a mix between a fart and a popsicle. And, the mix of those two words is absolutely farcical!
Lackadaisical. Without interest, vigor or determination. Listless.
I don’t know why I like saying this word. I think it has something to do with my Chicago accent and so many syllables. We tend to annunciate pretty strongly.
So, that’s it on the funny English words, for now.
On an unrelated note, I’d like to thank Miss EllaDee for nominating me for the Super Sweet Bloggers Award. She was nominated before me, and so much more deserving of it. Thank you for the wonderful review about my book anthology, EllaDee. You truly are a super sweet blogger and a super sweet friend.