Words With Nubs: Merry

Sometimes the best words are right in front of our faces, which is exactly why we fail to notice them. This series is about words like that — words that are a little nubby. Words we should all use more often because they stop people in their tracks and make them listen.

First word, two syllables, sounds like “hairy.”

The word is: Merry.

Think about it. What a nice, nubby word. It conjures such rosy images, which is entirely appropriate given the sentiment. As you make new friends at parties and elsewhere, try giving “Merry” a whirl.

  • How merry to meet you!
  • This gift makes me merry!
  • I’m in a merry frame of mind! And you?