New words to conquerPosted: June 16, 2009
I’m new to this writing lark so I come across plenty of words and have to reach for the dictionary. Some of these become favourites and I think, “must get that in somewhere.”
But I hardly ever do.
So what about trying to get all your favourite and new words all together in one sentence?
It could be called ‘New Word Stuffing’. Or something like that.
So, if I could, I’d choose these three which are my favourites at the moment.
Flâneuse – she who wanders and has an insatiable thirst for experiencing life.
Schadenfreude – pleasure derived from the misfortunes of others.
Misandry – hatred (or contempt) of men or boys.
And it would go a little bit like this …
Clarisse was known about town as a dedicated flâneuse. Her friend Collette, however, was a definite misandrist who liked nothing better than inviting men to inappropriate parties and gaining satisfaction from her little moments of Schadenfreude.
Mmm, I think so too. But it’s a fun game.