TOPIC 47 WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WORD Don’t think I have one. Sigh. Some one said “Food,” I said yes and thought immediate of sleep, both extremely pleasurable. Others posted the sound of words they liked. Those didn’t grab me, but I agreed the sounds were nice and serendipity was liked for the meaning and that did speak a bit to me. Awesome was another and I like being filled with awe, but have heard too many cries of “Awesome” for not awe-inspiring stuff. A mother proposed expletives. Well, it took me several years of analysis to overcome having had my mouth washed out with Old Dutch Cleanser because of the F-word and I do enjoy shocking people’s ideas that I am a strait laced old ladies my demonstrating my ability to give a good F— once in a while. Raunchy was listed and I could relate, but found it a bit like awesome. A NASCAR fan listed NASCAR. Not for me. Seriously was another and that made me wonder why people hadn’t posted words like Peace, Hope, Love.
I am hungry and need to get dinner, so think I am going to settle on the F word. Which in many circles has been so over used that it is almost meaningless as an expression. Still maybe because I was traumatized when I asked my mother what it meant (I didn’t even say it, wasn’t sure how to pronounce it and having seen it on a bathroom wall spelled it out), I like proving I can say it. Right now it heads my list.
People have provided definitions of their favorite word. I was in high school when I looked up the meaning of fuck. It means to have sexual intercourse. It derives, if my memory serves me correctly, from a Latin or French word meaning to plow. Sad that what can bring so much pleasure became for a time the word most likely to offend. Maybe it is a good thing that it has lost its power for many. I think all things considered, however, it remains my favorite word and even as an old lady one of my favorite activities. Keep caring and stay strong., I’m trying.