What do you do when you have been out of town most of the week, and have a son wake up with the stomach flu Friday morning? You come up with a
lame fun topic for Five Friday Faves.
I am sitting at my table trying to catch up on work in between cleaning up my son’s most recent “sick” experience. (Oh, the joys of parenthood) Did I mention that I may have, somehow, thrown my back out while on clean-up duty this morning? (It absolutely has nothing to do with my age!!). Anyway – my son just said “I think only old people chuckle.” Keep in mind, it is not unusual for him to say random things…but this sparked my idea for today’s post. I am a generally happy person, and love to laugh. And I strongly disagree with my little cutie, that people of all ages can chuckle. So here are my five favorite words for laugh. If you are a writing teacher, you can also see this as an example of using rich language in your writing (aka word choice).
- Chortle (this is my favorite because you can’t really say this word without giggling a bit – try it…)
- Chuckle – because it gave me my writing inspiration in the middle of a day without much to chuckle about (and yes, I just ended that sentence with a preposition. What can you expect, English teachers? I’m focused on word choice at the moment, not proper grammar).
- Guffaw – If you’ve never seen someone guffaw, then you haven’t lived happily enough.
- Snicker – a snicker is so different from a guffaw. The term “laugh” doesn’t even come close to describing either.
- Giggle – This one doesn’t get points for originality, but it does for endearment. I have a 12yo daughter and I still love listening to her and her friends when they get giggling. You can’t listen to children giggling without smiling (well, I can’t anyway).
There you go. While not very enlightening, I hope you found the post, at least mildly, entertaining.