the one where Ricky gets to host a TV show and Lucy gets to be the opening act, so I have to write quickly.
There are a handful of phrases that I love to use and hear myself write or say. I like to say:
"I tell you what."
"Trashmover" (BTW: We're having a heckuva trashmover right now. Four downed oaks along a 2-mile stretch of road. Four! And when the trash comes a runnin' down the hill with the water, that's a great trashmover. Haven't seen one like this in long time, I tell you what. Trashmover. Love to say that and write that word. If you don't know what a trashmover is, forget about it and just know that it's a dilly. [I Love Lucy is on]).
I think I just discovered that I like to write "dilly." That's a good word to use in a phrase like: "It's a dilly."
I love pickles. Dill pickles. But don't particularly like to write or say "Dill" or "Pickles." I will stick with "It's a dilly." I haven't said it out loud yet but will try to in the next 48 or so hours or maybe more. Need to squeeze it in. I don't get too much human contact these days. In these parts, like a bunch of dopes, we are usually texting while walking and if we don't run into each other or get run over by a car while doing so, uhm...lost my train of thought. But:
Hmmm. I like the word "dope." It could be that my memory of dope is more from the fact that my dad constructed these crazy model airplanes that required layers of dope in order to fly. In those days, the kids were smoking dope or taking dope, but the stuff that my dad used to coat the paper that stretched over his model's wings so they could fly was just dope. Today it means "cool" or "rad," but to me it just means "sticky, smelly, clear nail polish-type stuff to put on model airplane wings so they could fly-stuff."
"Like All Get-Out." Another favorite.
Now it is time for me to list the words and phrases that put my teeth on edge (never wrote this phrase or said it; just trying it out..."teeth on edge.") Don't be upset if your fave is among those in the list. Feel free to mention it in comments if your feathers get ruffled.
"Squee" (or anything like it. I mean, really. who says "squee"? And are you nine? And if you do say "squee," that is fine. My opinion means nothing.)
"Bewb(s)" (but love "douchebag" as if it has anything to do with it.)
"nom-nom" or just plain "nom." (aye aye aye aye)
"runs and ducks" (say it with feeling or don't say it.)
"wee" (not as in "I'm riding a roller coaster and we're going down!" But, as in "small." I told you that one already, anyway.)
Do you have any faves or not-so faves?
BTW: I am very, very busy working on the third book, so much, that I can barely come up for air. We've had no time to take pictures or to really do anything except knit, knit, knit and write. I'm still here though and the rain is coming down so hard. We didn't see the Super Moon lastnight but that is alright. We ate spaghetti instead.
P.S. I have a short list of words and phrases that are neutral: badass, cucumber, acrylic, winner, swatch, would-you-hit-it?, frog. I will say, though, that I am teetering on placing "nups" on the no-no list.