DAILY CHALLENGE POST

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.

Agree or disagree, comments are always welcomed.

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