“Imagine a world where the words you speak appear on your skin. Would you be more careful of what you say?”


I like words.
I like fat buttery words, such as ooze, turpitude, glutinous, toady.
I like solemn, angular, creaky words,
~such as straitlaced, cantankerous, pernicious, valedictory.
I like spurious, black-is-white words,
~such as mortician, liquidate, tonsorial, demimonde.
I like suave “V” words, such as Svengali, svelte, bravura, verve.
I like crunchy, brittle, crackly words,
~such as splinter, grapple, jostle, crusty.
I like sullen, crabbed, scowling words,
~such as skulk, glower, scabby, churl.
I like Oh-Heavens, my-gracious, land’s-sake words,
~such as tricksy, tucker, genteel, horrid.
I like elegant, flowery words,
~such as estivate, peregrinate, Elysium, halcyon.
I like wormy, squirmy, mealy words,
~such as crawl, blubber, squeal, drip.
I like sniggly, chuckling words,
~such as cowlick, gurgle, bubble and burp.

~Robert Pirosh