A brand new feature here at The Story Goes...! This is where I shall share a interesting word every other Wednesday as a self-proclaimed logophile (a lovely word if I do say so myself). Along with each word I'll include a book I associate with that word!
So I wrote this book called Alternate Ways Of Communication. In it, one of my main characters is a logophile (lover of words). So, for research I looked up all kinds of words and I never realized just how much I love words before. There's so many words I didn't even know there were words for...er, that was confusing.
There's also the greatest thing ever, it's this Tumblr called The Dictionary Of Obscure Sorrows and the person who runs it invents words. This is the answer in the frequently asked questions on the site which you can find here:
"How do you come up with the words?”
Etymologies are discussed in detail on the facebook page. Each word actually means something etymologically, having been built from one of a dozen languages or renovated jargon. For example, aimonomia is French (aimer, to like + nom, name) and a palindrome.
So I've become obsessed with this site and it got me thinking about words in general and I came up with a new feature! Every other Wednesday for "Word Wednesday" I'm going to share a word that I just LOVE. Some might be from the Dictionary Obscure Sorrows but, for now, I'll just let you look at those yourself.
Oh, and to make this feature even more book related I will link a book that I associate with each word, for every post!
Now, I present one of the world's best words for the first Word Wednesday!
Am I the only person who has a favorite word??? Because this, is mine. I don't know why, I just love the word whimsical. When I think whimsical, I think fun and laughter and just, all the good feelings. I use the word to describe some of my favorite books, and my favorite novel I've written, and it's tacked to my wall of favorite words, right in the middle. I just love saying it too, whimsical. Say it, you can't not smile when saying it!
The first book that comes to mind with the word whimsical has to be Alice's Adventures In Wonderland. How can it not be???
Do you have any favorite words? Leave the best in the comments, any language. What book would you associate with the word Whimsical???
*I do not own the pic it links to the source on Pinterest!