Lagniappe Literature

http://concierge.s3.amazonaws.com/Reader%20Outreach/WellnessBadge.pngChallenge ParticipantReviews Published 

      

 

          

 

maryeve
Followers
73
Following
160

Currently reading

The Lost Heiress (Ladies of the Manor)
Roseanna M. White
Progress: 391/448 minutes
, , , , ,
Clean Sweep ARC Challenhe

Trendy Valentines Words (originally blogged @ Dictionary.com)

The Trending Words of Valentine’s Day

 

 

Around this time every year, as retailers trot out heart-shaped balloons and boxes of chocolates in prep for February 14, people begin to look for just the right words to express their love, or as the case may be, their frustration at Cupid and his abysmally poor aim. The words that trended around this time last year on Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com reflect this duality, circling around themes of affection and romance as well as disappointment and strained finances. Here’s a look at some of our favorites.

 

On Valentine’s Day, the word that saw the biggest spike in interest on Dictionary.com was expenditure. People were also more interested in cougar, bouquet, and unrequited than usual. Ten noteworthy terms from that day:

 

expenditure

cupid

shallow

truly

cougar

bouquet

buffoon

stingy

lovely

unrequited

 

On Thesaurus.com, the word that saw the biggest spike on the holiday was a little less than romantic: nuisance. It was followed by terms that evoke troubled waters in the sea of love, along with terms that suggest that those who were lucky in love might have been searching for new, creative synonyms for their sweetie, darling, or sweetheart. Ten noteworthy terms from Thesaurus.com on Valentine’s Day last year:

 

nuisance

amelioration

atone

mockery

know-it-all

annul

everlasting

loving

sweetheart

darling

 

Additionally, the day after Valentine’s Day last year, searches on Thesaurus.com painted an interesting picture. Discourage saw the most significant surge. Five noteworthy terms from the day after Valentine’s Day on Thesaurus.com are:

 

charade

avarice

spendthrift

grandiose

unrealistic

 

These trendy words may come in handy when I'm sending out Valentines this year.  Good to know, right?!