The anti-onomatopoeia



Is it just me, or does the sound of this word NOT sound like the meaning?

I especially love that there are two pronounciations:

– OR –

I prefer the second. Tyood… it’s just a little bit snootier. And only snooty people would use this word.

In that case, I’m totally on it.


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  1. Valerie on May 13, 2008 at 8:45 AM

    A word that conjures images of all things “putrid” should not mean all things “lovely.” But I do love the snooty undertones of the second pronunciation! :)

  2. bec on May 13, 2008 at 9:52 AM

    annie, you’re so pulchritude in the lord. pulchritudious? pulchritudian?

  3. Ross on May 13, 2008 at 12:38 PM

    Thank you for being pleasantly entertaining *at least* every other day. I am amazed by your creative pulchritude.

  4. erin castioni on May 13, 2008 at 3:34 PM

    have you not seen Akeelah and the Bee?? Laurence Fishburne at his finest. (ok, maybe that’s hyperbole) Pulchritudious for sure!!

    is it weird that i can look at blogger from work but yet i get SURF CONTROL blocks when i try to check gmail. Sad face. At least i have this in my stolen moments of slackerness!

  5. Allie, Dearest on May 13, 2008 at 10:20 PM

    I totally say that word to myself and think:


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