The Edinburgh international book festival welcomes writers from all over the world. We’ve been asking writers such as Alasdair Gray, Neil Gaiman and Ruby Wax to come up with their favourite words and filming the results. Here you can watch the words they have chosen from ‘a-whoring’ to ‘Zulu’a-whoring – Ruby Waxambivalent – Rick GekoskiBudongo – Gill Lewisconfusion – Peter Hookdiscombobulate – Sally Gardnerelbow – Melvin Burgessephemeral – Rawi Hagefud – Ian Rankinfantoosh – Alexander McCall Smithglechit – Damian Barrgrey – John Taylorhand – Fabulous Baker Brothersimplement – Stephen Collinsineffable – Neil Gaimanjoy – Patrick Nesslabyrinth – Michelle Pavermnemonic – Tim Lottordinariness – Amit Chaudhuriplop – Tony Rossquixotic – Sarah Churchwellplakkopytrixophylisperambulantiobatrix – Alasdair Grayrodomontade – Ann Widdecombestramash – Frank Cottrell Boycescunnered – Kirsty GunnThermos – Kay Ryanunnaturalness – Samantha Shannonverve – Charles Fernyhoughvictoria – Patricio Pronwelp – Rupert Thomsonxenobiotic – Steve Jonesyes – Gavin EslerZulu – Shadow TitanEdinburgh International Book FestivalNeil GaimanSteve JonesRuby WaxAlexander McCall SmithMelvin BurgessIan RankinPatrick NessMichelle PaverAlasdair GrayAnn WiddecombeSally GardnerRick GekoskiTim LottSarah ChurchwellGavin Eslertheguardian.com © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds …read more

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