29 February 2012
Word of the Week - Like/Unlike
Yep, the words we wish we could eradicate because they are just. so. annoying!
Inspiration for this post came to me via the Littlest Gift who has this wonderful ability to bring up the most unlikely conversations at moments that you least expect it. Yesterday I was brushing his hair for school and he asked out of the blue, "Felicity, what is the most annoying word you know?".
I stopped brushing his hair for a minute whilst I contemplated the myriad options that grate on me like fingernails on a chalkboard, before replying "Like."
"Like? What do you mean?"
"Like, if like, you don't like, know what to like, say and you like, have to put like, a pause in your like, sentence, to like, give you like, the space to like, think of like, what to like, say next."
We have two teenagers girls in our home and he knew immediately what I was saying and gave me a big, broad smile. When I asked him if he had a word that irritated him at the moment, he bubbled it out as if it was cathartic to share.
I was a little taken aback and asked when he was hearing people saying this. Apparently it's the new way that 9 & 10 year olds address each other and he's 'like over it!'.
So I thought we could create a vault here in Serendipity Land where we could purge all those annoying words that we really don't 'like' and lock them away to create the space for much more delightful and zhushy additions to our vocabulary.
Spread the word, who's in?