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serenity blaze
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0 posted 11-12-2010 12:36 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Words we love, words we hate, and why.

I'll start with the word "cross".

I love that word when it describes someone feeling a tad on bwitchy side..

No one ever uses that now, but it's such a word of implication, I miss it.

Now for the word I hate?

cerulean

I have no idea why, but honestly? if I click on a poem? I see that word and it's like...shudder.

I have no idea why, either.

Cerulean makes me cross.



...next?

A word you love, a word you hate...
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Content is a word that bothers me. So often if you ask some one if they are happy they will say,"I am content". To me that means they have no reason to grow or change. They just take life as it is "content" or satisfied. How boring is that? jo  
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2 posted 11-12-2010 01:41 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

oooh, now that's a good one.

I never believe people when they say they are content. It makes me cross.

Content. Sure.

For now.


But it could work in context of a setting for me, like...

I dunno.

The lovers lay together with their passion spent, arms and legs still intertwined, as the sweat of their need left them clothed in tingling tiny bumps of a standing ovation on their skins.

She asked him, then, how he felt--what was he thinking?

He turned his head to her and kissed her arm saying, "I feel content."

She smiled and suckled his fingers and said,

"Let's order Chinese food tonight," as her cerulean gown gathered cross wrinkles on the floor in a heap of helplessness.

* * *

*chuckling*

Miss you ms, jo.

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whatever
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4 posted 11-12-2010 12:21 PM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

Love the word "bizarre." It's hard for me to say the word without feeling some theatrical or creative sense of fear or wonderment.

Hate the word "indubitable" used in any form. Pronunciation feels like a sick-syllabic abuse to the tongue. It is, without question, one of the most annoying words to me.

Certain words negatively affect my senses even if I have nothing against their meaning.

Like :Spelunking. That word has always been unappealing to me and seems descriptive of people who belong to a clan of cave-vomiters. I know, I'm weird. But if someone asks me if I want to go spelunking, well, that term for caving is just too weird for even me. LOL.
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5 posted 11-12-2010 12:51 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

I am sure with Michael on "whatever" used to answer someone.  

I can not take the word, "retard" being used in any form as an adjective,noun, or verb.  Unfortunately I will stop people in their tracks on that word usage.

However, my least favorite words together are, "sure but..."  If I hear that, the rude me comes out and walks away.  The other is, "I can't!"  
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Cerulean is the pretentious cousin of unassuming blue.  

(I think I've actually been guilty of using it once or twice to satisfy a syllable count, but it always made me cringe ...)

Right now, I can't think of a word I dislike ... I think they're all useful occasionally, depending on the context.  I'll think on it and get back to you.

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How sad...I've used cerulean in a poem...maybe even in two.  

Now, whatevah is at the top of the list, especially said as written and then followed with the dreaded "shrug". To me that shows total contempt for the person who is on the receiving end of the conversation.

I'll have to see if I can come up with anything else.
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Like: `Amethyst, Aurora` and others- words whose sonics are as lovely as their definitions (though trite and possibly over-used)
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Hate:  `Seemingly`.   Aarrgh! Do NOT. Just don`t.
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9 posted 11-12-2010 07:05 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

limpid

*grin*

It's just a bad visual.

But? "whatever"

And about indubitably? which I just spelled wrong. My daughter's bf used to say that to anything I'd say to him. (That would be the same bf I took a swing at. <--bad sentence structure is sometimes necessary to convey the tone/mood of a scene) *ahem(

He stopped saying that and I retired from my boxing career.

And we all lived happily ever....

and lol@Linda and Sunshine--I KNOW I've used ceruleans somewhere, probably just to see if I could do it well. I don't think I succeeded.

And deer? What ranks up there with the "whatever" is the very slow pronunciation of

"OH. Em. Gee." usually accompanied by this litle face-->

But? I've grown old. Beating all odds. *chuckle*
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oh,my middle daughter used to say "Whatever!" constantly. Yes it did seem a real "putoff", another stupid word. Retard is high on the list which ever way it was said or meant.  

Miss you too Serenity. Your little  story  using "content" did not help me. I still do not like to receive that answer. Another thing is when you ask what someone is thinking and they say,"nothing". I never had a blank mind.Something is passing through and around at all times.The same person who always said he was content also used "nothing" often.    
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11 posted 11-13-2010 07:54 AM       View Profile for rwood   Email rwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for rwood

"Analgesic" goes against the grain of its meaning in my head.

I'm glad you found an analgesic for your daughter's bf's ailment. LOL.

"Cure" is a great word. So needed by many.  

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OK, I have to say it, hopefully staying in  bounds, but I think one of the ugliest words is scrotum! it's such an evil and harsh sounding word!! We deserve better!
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YEAH, and shrinkage too! LOL
Wrinkles come to mind.
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14 posted 11-13-2010 06:59 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Okay, so we've got analgesic, scrotum, and shrinkage.

Nod.

Sounds...unfortunate.

I hate that word too. "Unfortunate".

Possibly because it never seems to express sympathy or understanding.

"How unfortunate..."

(Um. No, actually, it sucks.)

Now there's phrasing we all understand.

And just to smack myself, I use the terms "basically" and "absolutely" far too much and more than likely inaccurately.

And? I've figured out that if you have to preface a thought by "y'gotta understand"?

More than likely your point is already a lost cause.

I just backspaced the obvious ones--

"Cancer" dims my lights immediately. "Chemotherapy" steals all of my words from me. If the word "aggressive" shows up anywhere in that particular conversation, I am rendered totally mute.

Some words need inflection to determine their quality--like one word questions such as

"Why?" That from the lips of a child is endearing, engaging, and makes me smile.

The "why?" that comes from the lips of a grief-stricken person makes my bones feel like they are crumbling.

Sometimes I can feel an ellipsis.

"We can try a more aggressive campaign of chemotherapy, but..."

That's my example of punctuation that feels like a baseball bat to my non-existent scrotum.

But let's go back to happy words.

I think I just depressed myself.

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"I'm so sorry,"

comes to mind. It's never..."adequate".
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16 posted 11-13-2010 08:18 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Happier words:

"It's a boy!"

"It's a girl!"

"benign"

and...one of my all-time favorites:

"The New Orleans Saints have won the Superbowl!!!"

(I know, I know, that's sooooooooooo last year, but they can't take that away from us.)



It's Saturday night.

Let's have a party.

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17 posted 11-13-2010 08:31 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine







You knew this was coming,
didn't you?

Aren't you glad I didn't insert the baby?

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To a 58 year old woman....

"No, Mrs. Gladstone...you're not pregnant...."

...for the good thoughts

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19 posted 11-13-2010 08:41 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I know how you feel............bull.
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20 posted 11-13-2010 08:58 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

"this looks suspicious..."

Not a good thought.
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21 posted 11-13-2010 09:00 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Loss and pain are lonely places, but I do think that people can relate, but saying so does indeed imply a comparison game that no one really wants to win.

You bring to mind the scene "Born on the 4th of July" when the veterans of the war started comparing experiences and ended up on the ground, having yanked each other out of their wheelchairs during the brawl.

*sigh*


That scene right there says it all.

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22 posted 11-13-2010 09:20 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

speaking of words, Kari? Would you please check your e mail?

(I have actual work to do for once, and I could use your experienced eye regarding something.)

Thank you in advance! ?
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I really dislike the terms: "Knocked up" also "something in the oven" The lady is pregnant or Carrying a baby, not any of the other sayings.  

I don't care for "The wife","The little woman","My ball and chain","The boss","the old lady" or any of the other foolish names. SHE is your Wife,claim, her as such.
jo
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24 posted 11-14-2010 01:52 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Oh man...

"curmudgeon" then? Is that totally out of the "term of endearment" category?

*laughing*

Let me strike out "creton" as well.



 
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