“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”
― Rudyard Kipling
I have always been mesmerised/entranced/spellbound by words and in this, I am joined by both my sisters. I suspect this is because our father was similarly mesmerised/entranced/spellbound.
Last week I came across the word multifarious and while I was sure I could guess at its meaning I looked it up. It means having many varied parts or aspects. And then a couple of days later, one of my sisters of choice, Chris at Bridges Burning posed a question that asked for one word to describe yourself. Chris chose Flotsam as her word, and Celi at the kitchen gardens chose eclectic, and I chose multifarious because I think it absolutely describes me. What word would you choose?
And then, my ever resourceful sister in Los Angeles came up with
I’m now trying to find a sentence in which to use this lovely word. That is of course if I can work out how to pronounce it.
Note: According to Stephen King
“Any word you have to hunt for in a thesaurus
is the wrong word.
There are no exceptions to this rule.”
And who am I to argue with the master?
And turning to the Oxford English I find that logophile is the noun to describe a lover of words.