Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Power of Words Tag

The estimable Heather @ Sometimes I’m a Story tagged me for this lovely thingumabob, for which I am eternally grateful. Thank you, Heather! Here, have a coffee. 

The rules follow thusly: 

Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog. (Or I will shun you and take away your coffee for being an ungrateful little bean. Try me, I dare you.) 

Answer the original six text-themed questions. (I will also be answering the bonus questions as well, because I am a rebel.)

Add a typography/word-related question of your own for those tagged to answer. (Or I will hunt you down and tickle you until you come up with something.) 

Tag six or more bloggers and let them know. (Psshh, I make my own rules.)

Include these rules in your post. (Make me.)

What is your favorite letter of the alphabet?

Wouldn't you like to know?

Okay, fine, I'll tell you. Lowercase "l", because it looks a bit like 1, which is one of my favorite numbers. This has nothing at all to do with the fact that my nickname begins with an "l". 

What are three words you love?

Lamborghini // Lullaby // Masquerade

What are three words you hate?

Seductive // Clammy // Cesspool (Especially when you string them together.)

If you were to create a word, what would it be, and what would it describe?

Shodastaidinbd (see if you can figure out the correct pronunciation), a temporary state of being in which a person suddenly becomes overly clumsy and/or loses all ability to sound/behave like an intelligent member of society. 

What are your three favorite punctuation marks?

. — /

What are your three favorite fonts?

Times New Roman // Trebuchet MS // Cochin

Bonus Question: If you could change the way one word sounded, which would it be, and how would it sound?

I would make it so that the word “woman” was actually pronounced “majestic warrior queen”.

Bonus Question: Do you know of a word that looks better than it sounds?


Heather’s Question: What are three words you mispronounced when you first read them aloud because you’d only ever read them before? 

Aphrodite // Inevitable // Envelop

And here is my question for the lovely humans I shall tag: What are three words you used incorrectly in your youth (youth being anywhere from a week to eighty years ago, give or take)? 

I’m only tagging three people today, because I feel like I’ve been tagging a ton of people lately, and also because I am a miser. But if I haven’t tagged you, and you would like to do the tag nonetheless, tough luck. *coughs* I mean, please, help yourself. By all means.  

I hereby tag:

Alexa // Tessa // Ashley 

What about you, my little coffee beans? What are some of your favorite and least favorite words? What is your favorite letter? What is your social security number? (Don’t answer that.)


  1. This is really interesting! And the English language ABSOLUTELY needs more words like shodastaidinbd.

    1. I'm glad you liked it! :) It does--it really does. *nods*

      Thanks for commenting! :)

  2. Thanks for doing the tag! (Ooh, estimable. I like that one.)

    I like the word masquerade too! And not just because it is a song in Phantom of the Opera. It is also just fun to say. Fun to do. Fun word.

    *seductively eyes the word seductive* Might have to disagree with you on that one though.


    Psychopath reminds me of Psychotherapist which reminds me of Psycho the Rapist, haha.

    I also misprounounced Aphrodite. Dangit, Greek people!

    I highly enjoyed your answers, Liz. :D Nice work!

    1. You're welcome, and thanks for tagging me! (I figured you would. I picked it out just for you. *nods*)

      Same here. Fun remind of the Phantom of the Opera, but all around fun to say and fun to do.

      Well, okay then. :P You are free to do so. I don't mind the meaning of the words so much, as the spelling and the sound of it when it's pronounced. I don't like the letter combination. It means something else in my head, if that makes sense. :P But I hope you agree that a seductive, clammy cesspool is not a pleasant thing, or I will have to be concerned for you. :P


      Well, that is certainly one way to look at it. :P lol

      Dangit is right. I'm convinced the Greeks were just a bunch of trolls, tbh. I'm sure they knew we Americans were going to struggle with words like Aphrodite (and also Persephone, which I originally pronounced purse-eh-fone *dies of embarrassment*).

      Aww, I'm happy to entertain. :) Thank you! :D

      Thanks for commenting! :)

  3. Thank you for the tag! I actually was tagged for this and have been composing the post so I'll add these questions in. This is such a different, unique tag. I like it!

    The words you hate. XD Okay. Very true.

    Two of the words you love start with an 'l'. . . But whenever I see 'masquerade' my brain immediately goes MASQUERADE! PAPER FACES ON DISPLAY! and has a Phantom of the Opera fit.

    I do agree about psychopath. It's interesting to look at, but when you say it has this sinister lameness to it.

    Woman = Majestic Warrior Queen. Um, yes?! Why has no one thought of this before? LIZ, YOU ARE A GENIUS!

    1. You're welcome! :) lol Just in the knick of time then. :P

      *nods* The more you think about it... :P

      Indeed they do. I had originally had another "l" word in there (labyrinth), but I really wanted to include 'masquerade' because it is awesome for many reasons, and because it will make all he Phantom of the Opera people (myself included) enormously happy.

      Indeed. And when you say it out loud, you get funny looks. *nods*

      WHY YES I AM. I mean, erm, thank you. *struts about*

      Thanks for commenting! :)

  4. Times New Roman is the best font! This is such a cool tag :)

    1. It is, it really is. *nods sagely* I'm glad you liked it. :)

      Thanks for commenting! :)

  5. Thank you for the tag! I will get around to it eventually, I promise! And I love your made-up word. I often find myself in the state of shodastaidinbd.

    1. You're welcome! :) And no hurry. I always take forever on tags. :P Why thank you. It happens to me a lot as well, so I figured it needed a name. *nods*

      Thanks for commenting! :)

  6. Oh cool tag! Thanks for tagging me!

    Haha, I like that new pronunciation. I think we should go ahead and put it into effect.

    So... what would you call it if a person finds themselves in a constant state of Shodastaidinbd? (because I'm pretty sure I'm there)


    1. You're welcome! :)

      I'm glad you like it. We really should be using it. *nods*

      Hmm, I'm not sure. I don't think that state of being has been named yet. But I'm with you on that.

      Thank you for commenting! :)

  7. Whoa, I'm late :P xD

    Such interesting pronunciation for woman.