Thursday, January 30, 2014

Find Your Soulmate

...or maybe that should be, find your word mate. Someone posted a comment to one of my blogs and mentioned the site www.favoritewords.com. This is a site where you can store your favourite word or words and find people who have the same favourite words as you.

You do have to login. I haven't gone that far yet - but give me another day of -20ÂșC and I may just have to find another time waster. The person who posted on my blog said that their favourite word was "juxtapose." I like that word. I mentioned, a few blog posts ago, that currently my favourite word was "labyrinthine."

Favoriteword.com is a way of meeting people, I suppose. However, I'm not sure how you would go about introducing yourself to others, who share your favourite word. I guess I could say, "I see that your favourite word is "labyrinthine." How twisted are you?" Maybe not. Then again would you say with "juxtapose," "How close do you want to get?" Really, I don't think it's that sort of site.



Also, I don't think it's really an intellectual site, either. The landing page, for example, is not very inspiring - no comment on intellectuals at this time :)  It lists words such as, "good," "money," "fun." Maybe the site owners didn't want to intimidate people. However, I still think that they should have a few teasers, such as, "Today's top 10 favourite words are......."

Now it might be interesting to go to the site, and after finding someone who shares one of your favourite words, take a look at the other words on their list.  I wonder how many words on your respective lists would be the same? Even if you don't make personal contact with them, it might be a fun way to expand your vocabulary.

The picture? Qwerty always makes me think of Quirky. Word nerds unite!!

Have an awesome day!!

6 comments:

  1. I have a plethora of favorite words. And, share them with my readers, as they are sprinkled among my others...
    But, this does make me recall a teacher of old (who was just a little off) and pronounced one day that his favorite word was meretricious... It explained an awful lot about him...


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  2. Tried to go there and told the site under construction. www.favoriteword.com, right? Then I tried it favourite... anyway will try again cus it looks interesting. And I seem to have more spare time these days. Yeah. Glad to see you back!

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  3. I have never thought about having a favorite word, but after reading Roy's comment, I realize that "plethora" strikes my fancy. And I laughed at your pick-up lines!

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  4. Loved this as I am like you about words. Interesting concept to match up with someone who has similar words - odd, but could be quirky lolol.

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  5. I have no idea what my favorite word is...Is this bad? I like anodyne, come to think of it. I have no idea why...

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  6. You might want to fix the URL. The site is favoritewords.com, not favoriteword.com, that one is under construction or doesn't exist. I love their concept, imo, the site is well-done too. Hope this helps.

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