Word Up!


Anyone here ever watch Word Girl (and her monkey sidekick, Captain Fuzzyface?)
No? Me neither.

It came out around the time I was too old to watch it (early middle school, maybe?) when most of my friends were watching Cartoon Network and Disney Channel and all that.  Somehow I kind of skipped right from PBS Kids to Gossip Girl and then to movies and now almost all the movies I watch are R-rates and I have no idea how that happened.

But Word Girl was pretty charming for something I was very much too old for.  But in reality this is just a way to segue into a new segment of my favorite words- I thought of her catchphrase “Word Up!” and a nostalgia baby was born.

  • Sanguine
    Optimistic and out for blood
  • Jamoke
    One of those weird insults (like galoot, also excellent, possibly better than jamoke) that doesn’t get used anymore.  Ooo! Or ‘lout’.
  • Froth
    Reminds me of oceans and breeze.  Makes Mom think of rabies? Understandably, we have different feelings about it.  Part of it for me is that I really want to read L’Ecume des Jours (Froth of the Days).
  • Predacious
  • Spurn
  • Veracity
  • Voracious
  • Ragamuffin
    Why do I like all of these words for little imp-like children?
  • Wimple
    And underneath her wimple- she has curlers in her hair!
    I’ve even heard her singing in the abbey!
  • Embezzle
    The kind of crime a bumblebee commits.  Except deadly serious and human.
  • Qualm
    Non, je ne regrette rien
  • Gumption
  • Chutzpah
  • Moxie
    As related to the above two- but moxie always makes me think of the doxy from Harry Potter, those awful nuisance-y biting fairies that lay eggs in old sofas.
  • Feckless
    Had to edit this in because Pence just said it in the debate (doesn’t he remind you of Lotso the evil pink bear from Toy Story 3?)
    Anyway- I am full of feck.

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