“I’ve got a thing for the Letter S. Am I weird?” my friend Mel asked at our regular writing date.
“Why wouldn’t you? S is Sexy. Seductive. Salacious. Serpentine. Souful. Sacral. Ssssssss,” I hissed before we both snorted with laughter.
Personally, I have a “thing” for the Letter L. Love. Lollipops. Language. Laughter. Lightness-of- Being. Latte. Lyrical. Luminous. I could go on…
There’s so much to love about individual letters. The way they look, the way they feel and the way they move in your mouth. So if you’ve never had a crush on a letter, here’s a little list to get you going.
I’ve chosen the words not for their meanings, but because of how they sound. Pick a few and sing them out loud. After a few minutes, you’ll notice a change in your consciousness. Seriously. Or choose one letter and write it over and over again. Why not?
Here’s my letter-lust list:
A is for: Aspiring. Astute. Alchemy. Algorithm. Alla Breve. Alleluia. Ambrosia. Aqua.
B is for: Babushka. Beau. Bebop. Bibulous. Blaze. Bobble. Bodhisattva. Buoyant.
C if for: Caboodle. Cadence. Celestial. Cherry. Chin-Chin. Cockle. Crescendo.
D is for: Decadence. Dandelion. Diminutive. Dolce Vita. Dreaming. Duffer. Dynamo.
E is for: Ease. Eclectic. Edible. Effluent. Elemental. Enrapture. Ephemeral. Expression.
F is for: Fascinating. Felicitate. Fipple Flute. Flaunt. Flourish. Fortune. Fruity. Funk.
G is for: Galangal. Gemini. Ghoul. Gibbous. Globalize. Google. Grace. Guernsey.
H is for: Halawa (yum!). Heavenly. Hibiscus. Hobbit. Hullabaloo. Hummus (yum yum!). Hydronic.
I is for: Idea. Igloo. Illumination. Illustration. Impromptu. Indigo. Infusion. Ivory.
J is for: Jabberwocky. Jelly. Jitterbug. John Doe. Journal. Joyride. Jubilation. Juxtapose.
K is for: Kabuki. Kerfuffle. Kinaesthetic. Kleptomaniac. Kosher. Krishna. Koumiss.
L is for: Licorice. Labyrinth. Lekker. Libido. Loqacious. Lucrative. Lyricist.
M is for: Macho. Madeleine. Medicine. Milliner. Mollycoddle. Moselle. Muso
N is for: Narcissus. Nemesis. Nicotine. Nocturnal. Nubile. Nymph. Nyungar.
O is for: Oblique. Oath. Octave. Odious. Okeydokey. Omniscient. Orgasmic. Ossify.
P is for: Paella. Palindrome. Peace. Periscope. Phantom. Philosophy. Pi. Powwow.
Q is for: Quagga. Questionnaire. Quibble. Quorn. Quintessence. Quotidian.
R is for: Rapporteur. Realm. Reckoning. Rhodesian. Riches. Rollicking. Rummage.
S is for: Sacred. Saloon. Swoon. Scarlet Woman. Seasonal. Shmooze. Simpatico.
T is for: Tabula Rasa. Tango. Teenybopper. Theophany. Tiddlywink. Tousle.
U is for: Ubiquitous. Umbrage. Union. Upsydaisy. Urban. Utterance. Uvular.
V is for: Vacuous. Valentine. Valkyrie. Velveteen. Verdant. Vibration. Vulcanian.
W is for: Waffle (yum!). Wahoo. Wedge. Whang. Wild. Willow. Wondrous. Wyvern.
X is for: Xanadu. Xenophile. Xhosa. Xmas. Xylene. Xylinide. Xylose.
Y is for: Yang. Yearling. Yogi. Younker. Youthful. Yucca. Yule. Yummy.
Z is for: Zeal. Zen. Zenith. Ziggurat. Zodiac. Zucchini. Zygote. Zymogen. ZZZZZ.