Words we adore
By Recovering Yogi
“Words are the voice of the heart.” – Confucius
Being the nerds that we are, it is not uncommon for us to spend hours delighting over a synecdoche or lose track of time reading the dictionary. Really. We love words. Well, most words.
So we put together a list of those we especially adore — a lexicon of phrases or sayings or terms that bring a subtle, satiating joy. They’re the yin to Words We Loathe & Abhor‘s yang, if you will.
abstinence binge / The art of declining. Which goes nicely with…
art of laziness / It’s the new yoga.
craydar / Like gaydar but for crazy people. Props to our friend Maynard for this one.
copulate or fornicate / Just not “make love,” please.
dick / But only when used by a lady, and only when describing herself.
farcicality / A polite and fictional word that means, “What you’ve just said to me, sir, is bullsh*t.”
harangue / You don’t even have to know what this means to sound smart.
juiced / As in, a packed house. Not to be confused with “juicy,” which we …
misanthrope / We like this word for obvious reasons.
reverie / Puts a positive spin on plain old spacing out.
RLAM / ”Rad Like A Milkshake.” When something seemingly small gets you really, really excited.
ruin / The noun. As in, “Pure logic is the ruin of the spirit.” (Antoine de Saint Exupery)
savasana / If only this were the only word ever spoken in a yoga class.
somesuchery / It’s probably not a word, but if there’s a better synonym for “stuff,” we haven’t heard it.
startled / Especially when used by someone well under 70, frequently. (cough *Leslie Munday* cough.)
sycophant / What happens to otherwise tolerable people around their yoga-lebrities.
twerp / This word is sometimes just so perfect.
yego / A portmanteau referring to the Yoga Ego.
What about yours?
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