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Top Ten Favorite Words:

1. hankering
2. mundungus
3. higgledy-piggledy
4. minx
5. gung-ho
6. isosceles
7. indescribable
8. persnickety
9. ultramaroon
0. gobsmacked



Favorite Tongue Twister:

"Can you imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie?"



Favorite Linguistic Lyrics:

"Elephant Talk" by King Crimson
"Yakko Warner Sings All the Words in the English Language" by the Animaniacs
"Bob" by Al Yankovic



AtoZ:

AtoZ - A set of twenty-six twenty-six-word sentences, wherein the first letter of each word spells out the alphabet, and each beginning with a different letter. Soon to be an illustated children's book.



Words with Two Z's:

blizzard
buzz
buzzard
buzzcut
buzzsaw
dazzle
dizzy
drizzle
fizz
fizzle
Fozzy
frazzle
frizzle
fuzz
fuzztone
gizzard
grizzly
huzzah
intermezzo
jazz
jazzy
jizz
Lizzy
mezzanine
mezzo
muzzle
nozzle
nuzzer
nuzzle
Ozzy
piazza
pizza
pizzaz
pizzicato
puzzle
quizzical
razzamataz
razzle-dazzle
tizzy
twizzler
wazzup
wuzzy
zazen
Zsa-Zsa
zig-zag
ZZ-Top


Words with Two Y's:

androgyny
anybody
anyway
asymmetry
asynchronously
aye-aye
busybody
bye-bye
byway
cloyingly
coyly
cyclicly
cynically
dilly-dally
entymology
enzymology
everybody
gynocology
gypsy
hanky-panky
higgledy-piggledy
hokey-pokey
hoity-toity
hunky-dory
hurdy-gurdy
hydrodynamic
hydro-electricity
hyperactively
hyperactivity
hypoallergenically
hypothetically
hysterically
joyously
lycanthropy
mystery
mystically
mythology
namby-pamby
odyssey
okey-dokey
parapsychology
physically
playboy
polyamory
polyandry
polyethylene
polygamously
polygamy
polyphony
polyrhythmic
polystyrene
psychically
psychology
psychologically
shyly
skyway
spryly
symmetry
synchonously
synchrony
synergy
synonym
systematically syzygy
topsy-turvy
willynilly
wishy-washy
wryly
yackity-yak
yappy
yay
yayas
yearly
yellowy
yesterday
yesteryear
yippiyiyo
yippiyay
yo-yo
yoyodyne
yucky
yummy
yuppify
yuppy



Words with Two X's:

BTW, they're all "made up" words except one. Coincidence?

Aoxomoxoa
Executrix
Ex-Lax
Exxon
Fixx
Tex-mex
Xerox
 



Words with Two W's:

awkward
downtown
downward
kowtow
lawnmower
lowdown
pow-wow
snowplow
swallow
wagonwheel
wah-wah
walkway
Walla Walla
wallflower
wallow
wainwright
washerwoman
wasp-wiasted
watchtower
waterwheel
wayward
wee-wee
wellwisher
werewolf
wheelbarrow
wheelwright
wherewithall
whirlwind
whipperwill
whitewall
whitewater
whitewash
widow
wigwam
will-o'-the-wisp
willow
willpower
window
windpower
windward
winnowy
wishy-washy
withdraw
withdrawl
withdrawn
withdrew
woodworker
workwoman
worldwide
wormwood
worrywart
worthwhile
wow



Words with Two V's:

convivial
convolve
Convolvotron
devolve
evasive
evocative
evolve
flivver
invective
luvvie
overachiever
provocative
revival
revive
revolve
revolver
revved
savvy
seventy-seven
skivvies
survive
valve
vavoom
velvet
Velveeta
verve
viva
vivacious
vivesection
vivid
Vivrin
volva
Volvo
volvox
vovulus
vulva



Words with Two (Consecutive) U's:

continuum
muumuu
Triduum
Uunet
vacuum



Words with TH, But Not Like That:

anthill
bithead
boathouse
butthead
cathouse
coathanger
foothill
goatherder
goathead
lighthouse
masthead
meathead
meathook
nuthatch
nuthouse
outhouse
parenthood
posthole
posthuman
posthumous
pothole
pothead
rathole
shithead
shithole
shithouse
sweathog
warthog



Words with Two sets of Two Consecutive O's

boo-boo
boo-hoo
foolproof
footloose
footstool
moonroof
poo-poo
pooper-scooper
woo-hoo



Words with Two K's:

bookkeeper
bookmark
Bukowski
cakewalk
kayak
khaki
kickboxer
kick
kiosk
kike
kink
kinky
Klondike
Koko
kooky
konk
Kotik
knack
knapsack
knickerbocker
knicknack
knock
knock-kneed
knockout
milkshake
nekkid
skank
skink
skulk
skunk
skunkworks
tommyknockers
workmanlike



Words with Two J's:

jejune
Jojo
jojoba
jujitsu
juju
jujubes



Extra Special Bonus: Words with Two (Consecutive) A's:

aardvark
aardwolf
Alderaan
bazaar
Hagen-Daas
Parkaah



Compound Conjuctions, Prepositions and Qualifiers:

aforementioned
although
altogether
anybody
anyhow
anyone
anyway
anywhere
before
behind
beneath
between
betwixt
erstwhile
evermore
everybody
everyone
everywhere
forever
forthright
forthwith
furthermore
henceforth
hereafter
herein
heretofore
herewith
hitherto
however
inasmuch
into
meanwhile
moreover
nevermore
nevertheless
nobody
noone
notwithstanding
nowhere
somesuch
thereafter
therefore
therein
thereupon
underneath
unto
untoward
whatever
whatnot
whenever
whereabouts
wherefore
wherever
wherein
wherewithall
whichever
withal
within
without



Reserved Words:

Note: not all of these are "real" words. Nevertheless, they remain reserved.

asm, auto, break, case, catch, char, class, const, continue, default, delete, do, double, else, enum, extern, float, for, friend, goto, if, inline, int, long, new, operator, overload, private, protected, public, register, return, short, signed, sizeof, static, struct, switch, this, template, try, typedef, union, unsigned, void, volatile, while.



Some Weird Turns-of-the-Phrase:

1. "Turn of the phrase"
2. "Out of sorts"
3. "Devil-may-care"
4. "Up your alley"
5. "Flash in the pan"
6. "Pork-pie hat"
7. "Under your hat"
8. "Under your belt"
9. "Jury-rig"
0. "A fine how-do-you-do"



Some Weird Phrase Dualities:

1. "Punch drunk" & "Slap happy"
2. "Fix your wagon" & "Clean your clock"
3. "Funny car" & "Monster truck"



Some Nice Sets of Synonyms:

1. ballyhoo, brouhaha, hubbub, hullabaloo
2. helter-skelter, higgledy-piggledy, willy-nilly, hodge-podge
3. zinger, humdinger, lollapaloooza, knockout
4. abracadabra, hocus-pocus, mumbo-jumbo
5. pizzaz, razzamataz, razzle-dazzle
6. zero, zip, zilch
7. knick-knack, tchochki, checha-becha
8. doohickey, doodad, thingamijig, widget, whatchamacallit
9. gonzo, banzai, gangbusters



Names of Foods Named After Other Foods:

antipasta
bananna pepper
cheesefood product
cherry tomato
coconut milk
corned beef
eggplant
goat cheese
grapefruit
headcheese
kidney beans
McRibs
peanuts
peanut butter
pepper corn
plum tomoato
soy milk
tofurkey
turducken
turkey bacon



Names of Animals Named After Other Animals:

anteater
bull terrier
catfish
chicken hawk
crabs
cuttlefish
dogfish
dragonfly
duckbill platypus
elephant seal
fisher
flying fox
ground hog
hedge hog
horse fly
jellyfish
kangaroo rat
kingfisher
koala bear
lion fish
naked mole rat
panda bear
pit bull
prarrie dog
rhinoceros beetle
sea cow
sea horse
sea lion
sea monkey
sheepdog
sparrow hawk
spider monkey
tigerfish
tiger shark
turkey vulture
whale shark



Double Words:

abracadabra
audio-video
ba-da-bing ba-da-boom
be-bop
boogie-woogie
chit-chat
claptrap
Coca-cola
dilly-dally
ding-dong
flim-flam
flip-flop
hanky-panky
hee-haw
heebbie-jeebies
helter-skelter
higgledy-piggledy
hip-hop
hobnob
hocus-pocus
hodge-podge
hoi-polloi
hoity-toity
hokey-pokey
hoochie-coochie
hubbub
hurdy-Gurdy
jingle-jangle
King Kong
knick-knack
mickey-fickey
Mojo Jojo
mumbo-jumbo
namby-pamby
niminy-piminy
Nutter-butter
Oingo-Boingo
ping-pong
pooper-scooper
razzle-dazzle
riff-raff
see-saw
ship-shape
Sing Sing
sing-song
super-duper
teeter-totter
Tex-mex
tick-tock
tutti-fruity
Walla Walla
wakka wakka
willy-nilly
wishy-washy
zig-zag




Little Doubles: (Good for small talk)

Baja
beebee
Boho
boo-boo
Boo-hoo
bye-bye
cha-cha
cukoo
dada
Deedee
dodo
Dojo
domo
doo-doo
Fifi
Fiji
fru-fru
ga-ga
go-go
goo-goo
haha
heehee
HiFi
hobo
Hoho
HoJo
homo
Jai-lai
Jojo
JoRo
Juju
la-la
lulu
MoFo
mojo
Mama
muumuu
NoHo
No-no
oh-oh
Papa
pee-pee
PeeWee
pogo
PoMo
poo-poo
pow-wow
Slo-Mo
SoHo
so-so
squeegee
uh-uh
Voodoo
Wah-wah
wee-wee
yaya
yo-yo
Zsa-Zsa




Redundant Acronyms:

ATM machine
HIV virus
NIC card
PIC code
PIN number
SCUBA gear
VIN number



Nested and Recursive Acronyms:

AIM  -  AOL Instant Message
BASS  -  BASS Anglers Sportsman Society
GNU  -  GNU's Not Unix
OMS  -  Opcode MIDI System or Open MIDI System
PINE  -  PINE Is Not Elm
SAX  -  Simple API for XML
XMI  -  XML Metadata Interchange



Long Acronyms:

ALBATROSS  -  Antarctic Large-Scale Box Analysis and the Role of the Scotia Sea
NASCAR  -  National Association of Stock Car Automobile Racing
NASCIO  -  National Association of State Chief Information Officers
NYVRMLSIG  -  New York Virtual Realtiy Markup Language Special Interest Group
PCMCIA  -  People Can't Memorize Computer Industry Acronyms
ROTFLMAO  -  Rolling On The Floor Laughing My Ass Off
SCMODS  -  State County Municipal Offender Data Systems
THAC0  -  To Hit Armor Class Zero
WYSIWYG  -  What You See Is What You Get



Names of Geographical Places that Begin with "The":

1. The Bronx
2. The Hague
3. The Netherlands
4. The United States
5. The Ukraine
6. The Presidio



Three Letter Words

TLAs