You know what word I love?
Doesn't it sound sophisticated? I've been using it all day.
"Karen, I have a myriad of problems I wish you would rectify."
"There are a myriad of reasons why the Astros (and virtually ALL of the National League, thankfully) are sucking right now."
"I came up with a myriad of justifications as to why it was reasonable for me to bite Sadie on the neck at five in the morning, consequently starting World War III in the bed Karen claims is hers." (whatever)
You know what other word I like? Acrimonious.
"If it weren't for his acrimonious attitude, I might stop trying to kill Jeff."
If you don't know Jeff is Karen's brother. The first time I met him he got down on all fours and barked at me. Being a docile kitten, not yet jaded from the world in which I inhabit, I licked him on the nose. If I spend any time at Karen's parent's house he comes around. Eventually, we end up in a fight during the visit. He always comments on my weight and tells Karen that I have a tumor, which is why I hiss at him constantly. My hissing couldn't possibly be because he constantly harasses me and doesn't accept the fact I am a far superior being.
Anyway . . .
"Sadie called me acrimonious, when I hissed at her for sitting in my chair." (not really, but we can hope that Sadie will eventually extend her vocabulary)
"If Rosie O'Donnell wasn't so overbearing and acrimonious, no one would watch The View, and then, consequently, Elisabeth Hasslebeck would lose her job."
Those are my words. Does anyone have any to share?
Karen has a friend who likes to say "exacerbate". She says he uses it because it sounds dirty.
Could be, but it's a great word, anyway.