My brain was bored today, and I don't get to use my SAT words anymore now that I teach a bunch of dumb little kids. So I made a list of my favorite words, for their sounds, their spellings, and sometimes their definitions. In the end, I think this list says horrible things about the kind of person I am.
Dongjak (Okay, so it's a proper noun, but I can't help giggling every time I pass this station on the subway.)
Niffeneger (Another proper noun, author of "The Time Traveler's Wife." But I can't find a better N word.)
Ogle (It's not oogle or oggle, dumbasses!)
Queue (The most ridiculous spelling of a word.)
Reconnoiter (A very silly word typically used to describe very serious missions of very serious soldier-types in novels)
Shussboomer (A fast downhill skier)
Xenomi (a fish)
Honorable mentions: adage, lackadaisical, undulation, titillate, manipulative, rut (as animals do), presage, wanderlust, loquacious, renege, sycophant, malapropism, bailiwick, praxis, silhouette
What are yours?