Words to Grin By

A clever word makes for a good day

Whizbang is as whizbang does

Latest word is whizbang as in “he did a whizbang job”.  Where did this word come from?  Anybody know?  What a fun word to say!  You can hard pronounce the “W”, stress the “z”, hard pronounce the “b”, or stress the “a”.  So many options!  It sounds like a 1940’s word to me.  I didn’t look it up but surely everyone knows what it means when it is used in a sentence.  Webster probably says this word is used to describe something super!  fantastic!  great! phenomenal!  But … does anyone use it anymore?  I, for one, am going to make a special effort to include it in my outloud vocabulary to see how it feels, and to see if anyone notices.  I will let you know how it goes…

Hope you are having a whizbang holiday season!

December 16, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

friggin

Friggin’ is a fabulous word. It can emphasize anything.  You get a much stronger feeling when you say  “it is so friggin’ cold” or “my boss is a friggin’ dufus”.  It even feels good to say it.  If a study were to be done on how using certain words can reduce stress, I am sure this word should be included in the study.  After I say, “my gosh, the people at that insurance company are so friggin incompetent”,   I  just feel better than I did the second before I said it.

I am now going to take a nap.  Baby ate every 3 hours last night and I am so friggin’ tired.

December 14, 2009 Posted by | language, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment