My older daughter is prepping for a Spelling Bee. Yesterday, she brought home her word list. For fun, we each picked our ten favorite words from the list.

My List

  1. Sotto voce
  2. Velociraptor
  3. Accoutrement
  4. Aubergine (will always remind me of Steel Magnolias)
  5. Vitriolic
  6. Histrionics
  7. Quadrillion (although “Bazillion” is better)
  8. Petroglyphs
  9. Smithereens
  10. Juxtapose

Her List

  1. Dodecahedron
  2. Bazooka
  3. Anthropomorphic
  4. Bric-a-brac
  5. Panache
  6. Vivacious
  7. Aerodynamic
  8. Vice versa
  9. Ragamuffin
  10. Isochronous

What about you? Favorite words? Words you always misspell? WordPress’ spellcheck didn’t recognize sotto voce and isochronous, which is forgivable. But it also didn’t immediately recognize velociraptor. To misquote Vizzini, “Unbelievable!” 😀