DAILY LIST POST: Favorite words to say, or, how to trick people into thinking you’re a scholar
Utilize I once had a fantastically heated argument with a dear friend over this little guy. He challenged that there was never, under any circumstances, any reason to choose utilize over use. My rebuttal: “Unless, of course, you want to sound awesome.”
Haberdashery Most excellent execution by Seth Green’s portrayal of James St. James in Party Monster. “Well, congratulations on getting out of the very dangerous world of haberdashery!”
Cognizant I could say aware. I could easily say aware. But why?
Apathetic I like the added sting this leaves. Not only do I not care, but I don’t care TO care.
Despondent I first heard this word prefacing the song At the Bottom of Everything, by Bright Eyes. With obvious disdain, he was describing a fictional woman riding on an airplane. Because it was him, and because of my fairly biased feelings about him (read here), I initially kept that word in a box labeled “For pretentious douche bags only.” Then one day, a few years ago, after seeing the term “depressed” being beaten to the point of losing its meaning, I dusted off the ol’ adjective, dyed my hair black, and learned to love it.