WotD: 10 Words You Loved Most this Year

By December 8, 2015 Language, Word of the Day

One of our most popular features here on site is the Word of the Day section. We work hard to find unique and interesting words, and for the most part you love hearing the daily word and adding it to your vocabulary. Our words are chosen for all sorts of reasons, sometimes because they are ridiculously long, sometimes because they are archaic, but often just because we like the way they roll off the tongue.

We’ve been relaunched on the new site since March now, that’s a lot of Word of the Day posts! So I thought I’d go through the stats and see what your ten favourite words are. By favourite, I included the ten words that have received the most hits in this section including social media and search engine hits.

1. Vellichor

Maybe it’s only right that a word about bookshops would be the one you loved the most.

Word of the Day – Vellichor

2. Paraprosdokian

I adore this word, and so it seems do you!

Word of the Day – Paraprosdokian

3. Scurryfunge

I think we could all relate to this one!

Word of the Day – Scurryfunge

4. Demagogue

In fourth place is a rather topical Word of the Day.

Word of the Day – Demagogue

5. Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

Errrrr. What?

Word of the Day – Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia

6. Absquatulate

I’m leaving before I read the rest!

Word of the Day – Absquatulate

7. Eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious

Well, that’s good.

Word of the Day – Eellogofusciouhipoppokunurious

8. Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

Quite frankly, this one scares me!

Word of the Day – Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

9. Clatterfart

I think we all know one of these.

Word of the Day – Clatterfart

10. Cwts/Cwtch

Probably the best Welsh word, ever.

Word of the Day – Cwts

We’re hoping it’ll be a while before we run out of words for this section! We know how popular it is.

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