03 October 2007

A word a day -

For one weird reason or the other, we all have this thing about words. There are some that you’re just really fond of, and some you’d want to be shot first for before using it or having to hear it being uttered. And yes, weird, weird reasons.


Like for example, I suddenly asked Shirley one day what her most favorite word was. ‘Possum’, she said without hesitation. I asked her why. She hemmed and hawed a while before admitting that she doesn’t have a clue why. ‘Maybe it’s the two S’s’ she said. Seems she likes words that have a letter appearing twice back to back, like pee, poo, loo, moo, coo, etcetera.


Usually, I’m not that technical about words. For me, it’s more to do with what the word makes me think of. And some words make me think of the darndest things. Some examples of words that I like and dislike and the thoughts they invoke in me:

  1. P’s

+ PercussionMusic. Peace. Hot guys. Handsome, long-haired, guitar-strumming guys with beautiful, slender fingers, to be precise.

- PeruseDrab government offices with lots of paper, smoke, dirty teacups. Bad English.

  1. J’s

+ Jangle Christmas. Santa & Rudolph. Dancing.

- Jocund; jocular – Merry and all that, but yech! Chubby. Stout. Busty. Lard. Round. Me.

3. V’s

+ Venison Why does this word make me think of Genevieve? She’s some heroine from some play I saw when I was a kid. I believe it was pretty popular, but I don’t remember a thing from it, except that she suffered a lot.

- Victual – Dry, tasteless meat. Dry, bad wine. Dry, mostly.

  1. I’s

+ Indomitable – Some part of me :-). The Abominable Snowman.

- Increment – Excrement.

  1. S’s

+ Swoon – ‘Home they brought her warrior dead’

- SpouseUnhappy marriage. Unhappy couples.

  1. H’s

+ HitherGraceful little steps I’ve never been capable of, like a Ballerina’s. Shirley ('Come hither, young one' she likes to say.)

- HusbandryMud. Dung. Soggy. Foul odors.

That’s all I can think of for now. I could probably come up with a way bigger list if I give it more thought. Some of those words and the related thoughts are obvious, some have no link whatsoever. You can play Freud and try to decipher them. [Guessing you’ll all come up with crap though :-)]

Also check out the desktop picture on my laptop. I have exactly four monitors in use, including this - maybe a little obsessive behavior but all adorned with pictures of the same man – a perfect example of what ‘Percussion’ makes me think of!

He's so hot. I'm not ashamed to admit that I, the humble, modest, nondescript & forgettable one, am stalking him. Yoko Ono is a great inspiration at this time. Who knows, I may get lucky by some bizarre force of nature like she did. And I would even go so far as to admit that I even think that I, as plain and charmless as I may be, am still prettier than she is.

11 comments:

Nags said...

Increment – Excrement??? So what if you get a pay increment? :O

Jerusha said...

nags, like I said, undecipherable!

illusionaire said...

How can you not like "incrememnt"?????

So what if it rhymes with excrement? Who cares???? *GRIN*

Macabreday said...

its interesting how certain words remind you of certain things/events...how ever unrelated they may be.......!!
also... the word OBESE....!! notice how each letter is obese looking in itself?...it dosent include any "thin" letters like i,j,l blah blah

Jerusha said...

illusionaire - I just don't like the word because of what it invariably makes me think of. I LOVE the stuff :)

Jerusha said...

mac - I'm laughing my ass off! I've never noticed that about OBESE but yeah, you're so right, it does look obese!

sawmpuia said...

it seems to me that the last line is the goal of this writing.. When the letter J appeared we think of Jesus and You :-) Happy?

Almost Unreal said...
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Almost Unreal said...

all the best till you are as lucky as Yoko Ono..

Yoko hi zei lamah i tluk a ngem awwww...lol

whtever, I am with u :P

Jerusha said...

sawmpui - you never told me that! But yeah, happy, also a little sad..

Jerusha said...

unreal - zei lamah chuan ka tluk lo deuh hrat mai thei, mahse Delhi ah I hnenah training ka rawn la ang! :P