Words beginning with "B"

 

Balderdash.

Because it was my last wife's favorite and it seems a fairly descriptive word!

George

 

 

Balderdash.

I love it because it actually sounds like a "load of rubbish" and is so much less offensive that some other options such as "bull sh.."

Liz Casey

 

 

Beastliness.

I like the sound and meaning of the word.

Jim

 

 

Because.

Because has become my next most favorite word. And why? Because! It can stand alone as a complete, although unfulfilling explanation (perhaps with a petulant stamp of the foot.) It can also be the precursor of an attention-getting pause while one gather one's thoughts for what follows. It answers my most favorite word: why? Why is perhaps the most powerful word in the English language. The power of "why" is learned around three years of age when repeated use allows the child to not only learn, but exert newly found power over adults.

Dennis Bjornson

 

 

Befuddled.

It says what it is! (to be)fuddled. What else could fuddled be than confused? To blur the meaning of something (which means you almost can't see it) or to be jumbled, just a disorderly manner.

Ann Wagner

 

 

Behoove.

It made my kids laugh and my oldest still remembers it, and sometimes uses it. I would say "it would behoove you to do the homework now."

Joann Owen

 

 

Bisy Bakson.

My favorite word is from Winnie-the-Pooh.

Bisy bakson was written on a note to explain to the gang in the Hundred Acre Wood that he was busy and would be back soon.

It is a simple way of telling people I am busy, but I will get back to them as soon as I return. It makes people think - and it also keeps them from getting angry when they discover I am not available.

Heather

 

 

Bizarre.

It just sounds odd. I keep using the word in conversations so by now it's annoying me a little bit. But how good is it to have a word that sounds like an idea! What a very strange word that is.

Marianne Boardman

 

 

Blatherskite.

A person given to voluble, empty talk.

Was there ever such a descriptive, delightful word for a the speakers of bunk, guff, hogwash and drivel? Insulting such a person using this word is almost a compliment since it doesn't have the rough sound of hogwash, etc. It's mellifluous and can be used softly --and with love -- to young children who find the word marvelously delicious!

Pat Stahlhut

 

 

Blunderbuss.

Just say it out loud. It kind of rolls around in your mouth and gives your tongue a tingly feeling.

It refers to a muzzle-loading gun which has a flared muzzle. Sort of like if you stuck a funnel into the barrel of a shotgun. I think Elmer Fudd carried a blunderbuss in some of the cartoons. I also seem to remember seeing old-timey pictures of Thanksgiving, of the pilgrims out hunting and carrying blunderbusses.

It also means someone who's an oaf. What a fun word, which sadly has a hard time finding a reason to be used...

Billy D'Augustine

 

 

Boing.

My favorite word is boing.  Onomatopoeic words are always the most fun to say, and boing is particularly amusing. Try bouncing around sometimes, perhaps on a pogo stick and saying the word boing over and over. Definitively high quality entertainment.

Niccole Segrua

 

 

Boondocks.

Boondocks is my favorite word because it's a compound noun made up of two great words. Boon is a benefit bestowed on someone and docks are places on which you can sit on a summer evening and dangle your feet into the water. I live in the boondocks of Canada, and if you can look beyond the lack of intellectual curiosity of the residents, and look at the near-staggering beauty of the place -- let's call it the "boon" of the place, then it can make you very happy.

Rebecca

 

 

Borborygmi.

Plural of borborygmus, the rumbling sound made by the digestive tract.

OK, not the most romantic word in the world, but it is fun to say. Kind of sounds like the name of some Hungarian prince. Also, one doesn't usually find such onomatopoetic words in the medical field.

Bob "Not a doctor, don't even play one on TV" Grzybinski

 

 
Brobdingnagian.

My favorite word is Brobdingnagian. I love specificity in language, as well as cultural references that people get right away without really knowing why.

Something that is Brobdingnagian is not only large, huge, or gigantic, but so absurdly, disproportionately massive as to require a whole new adjective.  Nothing can be called Brobdingnagian without inspiring laughter and even joy. Try inspiring laughter and joy just by saying something is big.  Good luck.

Jason Dias

 

 

Brouhaha.

I like the word brouhaha, though I can count on one hand the number of times I've actually heard anyone use it. "The yokels and hooligans engaged in a drunken brouhaha at a local watering hole." The word just cracks me up. I also find the words "headcheese" and "ball peen hammer" inherently funny. I don't know why.

Kippy Meessmann

 

Buckminsterfullerene.

Another of my favorites is Buckminsterfullerene.

Now that is a mouthful. Apparently a chemical element or compound named after the scientist (who else?) Buckminster Fuller.

This brings to mind pictures of my chemistry lab in school working with those gregarious and very oft dangerous and noxious smelling chemicals like Hydrogen Sulfate (or ol' rotten egg) and Ammonia (or let's get the hell out of here).

Avinash Pai

 

 
 

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