It's hard to believe that our year of Word Love is over. We've had so many fantastic entries that it's been hard for us to choose our winners each month. A big thanks to everyone who has submitted their favourite word in 2014.
So here they are, folks: our final winners for the year.
Rocksalt Copy Creatives
|Winner||Word||Meaning||Why they love it so|
|Paula Garsden, Winner||Tmesis||The separation of parts of a compound word by an intervening word or words, used mainly in informal speech for emphasis (e.g. can't find it any-blooming-where).||"It's fan-bloody-tastic."|
|David Owens, Runner Up||Meander||A winding curve or bend of a river or road.||”A gentle sounding word with no sense of hurry.”|
|Haley Hawk, Honourable Mention||Scrofulous||Having a diseased run-down appearance.||”I love saying it with a deep accented voice, it just sounds so dangerous and dirty. It's a word that you whisper to describe people you don't like, feeling all the more scandalous as they try to figure out what it means.”|
|Clive Weatherley, Honourable Mention||Sesquipedalian||Walk in a leisurely way.||”Because if you ever used it in a sentence you would, very conveniently, be defined by the word itself!”|
|Angela Corpe, Honourable Mention||Earnest||Resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction.||”Used as a description of someone, there are few occasions when it can be genuinely used, but when it can - I want to take said person home with me!”|