This started as a lark between Dayle Dermatis and me. We would give one another props for “using a fantastic word naturally in conversation.” And one day one of us said, “We should keep a list!”
The list went back and forth over email for years, was lost for a while, and then revived. I’ve posted it here to give us a more permanent home for the list. Enjoy.
Fantastic Words Used Naturally in Conversation
The Official List of Fantastic Words When Used
Naturally in Conversation
blasted heath (10/09)
petulance (10/09) – “Morgana just flung her whipped cream onto the table in a fit of petulance.”
vet (8/06) – def 2a: to subject to usually expert appraisal or correction – vet a manuscript