A couple of months ago, I engaged in conversation with a new food bank client. He told me about his life and his education. He shared his love of grammar and communication. He told me that he was so proud of his granddaughter, who at the age of 3, correctly used the word “ubiquitous” in a sentence.
Hard to believe, right? He may have been lying about this. Though who in their right mind would lie about this type of thing?
Either way, it matters not. This conversation, however, did get me thinking, as a former English major, about this basic fact: I love words. Especially unique ones. Ones that are fun to say. Words that have a super special ability to convey precisely the right sentiment at the right moment.
And of course, I was prompted to look up the actual definition of the word “ubiquitous”. You know, just to double check my understanding of it’s meaning. It’s been a few years since I was an English major.
According to good old Merriam-Webster:
Definition of ubiquitous
Definition of compunction
Definition of kerfuffle
Definition of vociferous
Definition of foppish
Trump’s cronies are often quite foppish; just look at Roger Stone.
Definition of milquetoast
Hubs has been telling me for a while now that he believes the democrats are too milquetoast.
Now I’d like to hear from you, readers who appreciate words like I do: What are some words you enjoy using?