Reading the Tenerife forum this week there is a post ‘Do you have a favourite word either real or made up?’ The word ‘moist’ was mentioned and I immediately cringed. I’m not sure why I hate the word maybe it’s the way my mind works but instead of thinking of a deliciously moist cake, a different connotation springs to mind and all I see are old people in damp underwear.
This got me thinking about my least favourite words, as well as my favourite words. As of today, I am starting to carry a notebook around with me, I already have 24 favourite words and 17 cringe-making words. Hopefully I will remember to add to the book whenever I think of a new word or someone says something that just sounds brilliant, you see that is going to be my rule. It has to be a word I love for the sound of it, it would be nice to know the meaning, but this is not really important, the point is how it feels when you say it.
I wouldn´t mind betting out of the people that are reading this there are a few that fully understand and are chiming in with their own words and conversely those who think I am totally insane. Here are my two lists so far. Do feel free to send me your love or hate words, they could make it into my little book.