So you may be aware that we're on holidays in Victoria's spa country. It is...well it is just so civilised. We've only been here a day, but already we've eaten too much lovely food, had wonderful massages, drunk Moët, seen lots of nature, done some walks, visited a second hand bookshop, drunk coffee, read books and played billiards. Bliss.
One of the best things about being together as a family is just enjoying each other's company. This afternoon we've been discussing favourite words. As you do. Mine's obstreperous. I first learned it reading Ted Greenwood's story about an obstreperous kite, and I've loved it ever since. Jemimah's is tied between antidisestablishmentarianism and floccinaucinihilipilification, both contenders for English's longest word. Her Daddy's is prestidigitation. And his reason is just because. Purulent is my least favourite. Ewwww. Suppurating, which means the same is pretty yucky as well.
So now it is over to you. Do you have a favourite word? Do you have a reason for why you like it? If so, do tell. I'd like to hear your least favourite as well. If you can say without dry retching that is.
Have I told you that I think it is really cool that my iPad knows to put the umlauts on Moët? That's a cool word too, I reckon. Umlaut. So much better than a pair of dots.