Words. We love them; we hate them; we love to hate them. This week we kick off with a nod to words that have no meaning; to words that have lost all meaning; and to words that should be resurrected, perhaps. Anyway, it’s April Fool’s Day so keep a watchful eye out, and pranksters unite!
14 More Wonderful Words with No English Equivalent
A follow up to Bill DeMain’s 15 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. From this list, we’d have to say it’s official: the Brazilians are very romantic. Diana M. Rodriguez (@DCgal62), will you incorporate any of these words into your vocabulary?
10 Word Mix-Ups to Avoid, Presented by Adorable Animals [PICS]
Cute animals and words. We can’t think of anything more adorable. Jill Van Wyke (@JillVanWyke) thanks for making our day brighter.
4 Words We Love to Use That Have Lost All Meaning
“Hipster” is right up there. Heather Meadows (@cosleia), are any of these words on your list? (Editor’s note: we have subsequently removed the live link to this feature after being advised that Google has listed the site as suspect for malware. The feature is located at: http://www.cracked.com/blog/4-words-we-love-to-use-that-have-lost-all-meaning/#ixzz2OgsX4XH9 if you choose to visit the site at your own risk.)
27 Delightful Obsolete Words It’s High Time We Revived
We can think of a few words to add. What about you, Jennifer Krell Davis (@jkrelldavis)?
Video of the Week
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Did you enjoy this edition of Monday Madeleines? Leave a comment and tell us what word you would like to see made obsolete. We know you have one. No over-sharing here. (But if you somehow cross that line, we’ll let you know.)