yesterday, i came across a post by lisa collazo on good therapy that inspired me to follow her idea to really look into what words mean for us. one of her questions was – what are your favourite words?
here they are, with an explanation why – and read on, because we’ll turn it into a meme!
i like this word – these words – because they start with b. i have a thing about words that start with b. b’s are soft and friendly and make me think of bubbly porridge. plus it’s a word used by captain haddock in tintin. oh, and i like barnacles – i have a wonderful memory of spending a whole afternoon looking at barnacles with my husband.
what does sassafras mean? i’m not quite sure. oh! a deciduous tree. originally used in the manufacture of root beer. now used in the manufacture of ecstasy. but what a nice word! i like how the mouth goes up and down when saying it.
now that’s another nice word. it’s a drug, too, i know, but that’s not my problem. the experience of ecstasy will long outlast that little drug. ecstasy is an exciting word, a short and easy-ish word, and i like all the sharp sounds in it. i like it better than the german “ekstase” (extaah-say) which sounds like you’re yawning.
that’s my husband’s name. so that’s good to begin with. it’s another soft and easy word. and it immediately conjures up its meaning – the image of a green clearing in the woods, somewhere in england maybe?
i like that word because it is one of my very close friend danielle’s favourite words (“it makes me feel so english!” she says). she uses it whenever she can – so it makes me think of her.
what does all of this tell you about me (or tell me about me)?
- words have a sensuous, tactile quality for me. yup, i’m a very tactile person. (the meaning of these words is less important as the feel and sound of them).
- relationships play a large role: three out of the five words mention people.
- nature plays a part, too: two words have trees in them, and then we have the barnacle
- there’s a sense of playfulness in all of this (no wonder she likes tintin!)
let’s make this a meme!
- what are your favourite words, and why?
- what does that tell us about you?
- write about it on your blog and invite other bloggers to write about it.
- link back to this blog (change therapy at http://moritherapy.org) and i’ll
- gather the words and contributors in a list and publish it
- stumble your “favourite word” post (as long as they meet my stumble criteria, which shouldn’t be difficult with a post like this)
ready, set, go!
- wendy of windy angel
- karen of abaminds
- fier of mindmoleskine
- rudolf of poem tree
- neena of neenmachine
- lawrence of a long, long road
- jess of jessicaper
- maritim of afro puffs
- tina at discover the truth about reading
and, of course, everyone else who wants to play!
(image by joffley)