Post by GoldenAerie on Oct 27, 2015 19:25:50 GMT -9
Everyone has phrases or word groupings that they love to use or read or hear. These phrases and word groupings are often what people find memorable and/or the art of writing. What are some of your favorites?
I'll start us out with a few that I really like.
Perpetual melancholic mania
Damn fine cup of coffee!
Silvery dew of the dawn
Hanging from the cobwebs in your mind, it looks like a long long way to fall
It flowed like a hot torrent of sex with the lingering mark of death that always accompanies magma
I read an Alice in Wonderland story once that used the word 'muttermongering'. I liked it so much that I accidentally used it in conversation at work. Then I had a minor panic attack because I wasn't really sure if it was a real word or a made-up word, of which I see so many in Wonderland fics.
I also like goofy analogies such as those Douglas Adams uses: "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't."
In my own writings, I'm overly fond of the word 'bemused' and have to stop myself from using it too much, especially since my mental image of the word insists on being 'amused bewilderment', which is not quite what it really means.