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Monday Night Owls - 12 March 2018 - Silly sounding words
We read an article which explained why there are lots of silly sounding words in British English:
Vocabulary Top 10:
barmy - crazy or foolish
balderdash - foolish words or ideas; nonsense
whimsical - unusual in a playful or amusing way : not serious
coinage - the act of creating a new word or phrase that other people begin to use
pervasiveness - existing in every part of something : spreading to all parts of something
willingness - quick to act or respond : doing something or ready to do something without being persuaded
fanciful - coming from the imagination; showing imagination : unusual and appealing
epoch - a period of time that is very important in history
cringe - to feel disgust or embarrassment and often to show this feeling by a movement of your face or body; to make a sudden movement from fear of being hit or hurt
gobsmacked - very surprised or shocked (US English - dumbstruck)
What was your favourite silly sounding word from the article? (check out the video in the article for some words with their definitions)
What other silly sounding words do you know?
Challenge: write a story using as many of these words as you can!