We're excited to announce this month's winners of our Word Love competition. Thanks to everyone who has submitted their favourite word.
Winner, Mike, will receive a copy of Reading the OED, and Runner Up, Anne, will receive a fancy 'glug' waterbottle.
Please note that if your word didn't win this month, it's still in the running, and you can enter as many times as you like.
Rocksalt Copy Creatives
|Winner||Word||Meaning||Why they love it so|
|Mike Kalin, Winner||Crocodile||A large predatory semiaquatic reptile with long jaws, long tail, short legs, and a horny textured skin.||"It clacks like a toothy jaw, twists like a stealthy reptile and leaves with a flick of its tapering tail."|
|Anne Watson Runner Up||Verdant||Of the bright green colour of lush grass.||”It's one of those words that to me evokes exactly what it is. It makes me think of lush greenness — yards of thick forest green velvet, or rolling green hills with ex-nuns spinning around.”|
|Deb Averitt, Honourable Mention||Mellifluous||(Of a sound) pleasingly smooth and musical to hear.||”It sounds like what it means: a rich, flowing sound. Plus, it feels good in my mouth.”|
|Simon Ellinas, Honourable Mention||Strolling||Walk in a leisurely way.||”It's such happy word. It's walking but without a care in the world. You get the impression of one of those toys which 'stroll' along when you dangle a weighted string over a table edge. You can walk or run agitatedly, but you can never stroll agitatedly. Walking is what you do going to work. Strolling is what you do on holiday. I try to 'stroll' at least twice a day.”|