Making a fuss

If you read this blog often enough you know that I am always interested in words, especially their etymological origins. But sometimes words are just fun and have fun “cousins” – the far less technical term for synonyms.  The “Word of the Day” from Merriam Webster on this day is one of those “fun family” of words, beginning with “brouhaha” meaning “a noisy confusion of sound” or “state of commotion.”  And now for the cousins: uproar, hubbub, williwaw, hullabaloo, bobbery, and kerfuffle. Some are more fun than others to use in a sentence. And there is no need to make a foofaraw about which might be more fun.