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LibConnect: 2022 | October 10-14

A place for the CSU Library team to connect and share.

National Dictionary Day is October 16th

Share a favorite word of yours, and why! 

Ashley

Forsythia is an entertaining word for me to say. Of course, it's this particular flowering plant. My Nana always loved saying forsythia, especially because I used to mispronounce it growing up. I would say forthythia. :) 

Manda

My mom once called one of our cats a "Rabble-rouser" and it made me laugh so hard because this term is usually used in a political context. But it can also just mean, "troublemaker". So, in this context she was correct.

Now it is one of my favorite words and I use it frequently to describe the cats when they get in those wily moods :)

Jennifer

My life story :)

Laura

 

fastidious

having high and often capricious standards 

difficult to please

"Darcy was clever. He was at the same time haughty, reserved, and fastidious, and his manners, though well-bred, were not inviting."  — Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

I've been reading and watching a lot of Jane Austen lately and love the way this word sounds; I have decided to add it to my vocabulary.

Sara

 

Serendipity is one of my favorite words. It's fun to say and sounds as happy as its meaning. We live in a neighborhood developed in the 1970s and many of the streets in our area have really pleasant names -- Carefree; Whimsical; Fascination; and yes, Serendipity Circle.