Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Wordplay

Here are some words that I like:

Hurricane:  I am a big fan of this word.  I think that it looks cool.  I think that it sounds cool.  It rolls off the tongue wonderfully.  Plus, hurricanes don't come where I live so I think that they are neat.

Facsimile:  I like this word too.  Most people just say fax, and that's fine.  I use fax.  But it's always eye-catching to see this word brought out and used.  It's kind of like the good china that is in the cabinet in the dining room at your mom's house.  You know it's a special occasion when it gets brought out.  I just like it all around.

Moxie:  I like this word and I don't know why.  Maybe I have a hard on for that hard "c" sound that is in all the words I like or something, but I like this word.  It's cute.  I could seriously look at this word all day long.  I might get tired of saying it but I could look at it that's for sure.  If there were a product called Moxie I would buy it just to see that word on my shelf.  In fact, I am sure that there already is a product called Moxie I am just too lazy to go out and find out what it is.  But I can tell you this: I am seriously considering buying it.

Hooper:  This is a common name, like Mr. Hooper from Three's Company but it's also an occupation.  A hooper is someone who makes barrels.  I love everything about this.  The look of the word.  The sound of it.  And what it means.  And all-around winner.

There was another word that I REALLY, REALLY LIKE that I was going to put here but I forgot what it was sometime between when I decided that I REALLY, REALLY LIKED it when I actually wrote this.  My apologies.

Here are some words that I hate:

Enjoy:  Don't get me wrong, I am all for the concept.  But I have the word.  I have the way it sounds.  I hate the way it rolls off my tongue.  I hate to use it.  But there aren't a lot of synonyms for it so I am stuck using it.  And that pisses me off

Guesstimate:  This isn't even a word.  I don't know who came up with this pseudo-word but honestly, it's fake.  Estimate works just fine.  Guess works just fine.  You could always say that you are going to make an educated guess.  That is nice and classy.  Basically what I am saying is that there is no reason for anyone to ever use this word ever again.

Donut:  I LOVE DONUTS.  Anyone who has ever actually seen me will attest to that.  But I am not a fan of this word.  Doughnut I think it okay, but donut is like a contraction gone all wrong.  It just feels like there should be an apostrophe in there somewhere and that it is somehow related to the phrase "do not," not to delicious fried or baked rings of dough with frosting or glaze.

6 comments:

KingBobb said...

I hate to be Mr. Webster, but a cooper actually makes the barrels. A hooper only makes the metal hoop that goes around it.

Roxy said...

Ouch. I suppose I will quit saying "guesstimate" now..and I know I've used it in your presence, so sorry, Big Guy!

Big Dave said...

Don't sweat it Hot Stuff, people tell me to enjoy shit all the time. I won't hold it against you.

SandRiverGuy said...

when i hear hopper i think of "stupid gay hopper todd bled all over my roulette chips"

Big Dave said...

Guy, I was just telling that story yesterday. Great minds think alike!

Roxy said...

You know what? Screw you, SandRiverGUY!..whew..I feel better now! And what in the hell did your comment mean anyway!?