Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs. You can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic:
Kate Hart has it on good authority that Kody hates the word "panties," and Steph can't stand "supper."
What words do you absolutely hate? Which ones do you adore?
Words I adore?
I’m a word whore. Whenever I see a word like harangue or cacophony or anomaly, I latch onto it and beat the bloody heck out of it in a manuscript. Kidding. But I do have some favorites. Here are just a few
And my all-time fave
But I also like word sandwiches. I think anyone who’s read this blog even once will attest to the fact that gihugic has to be the most fantabulously created word out there. I also like boregasm (I’ve used this
Um…I have a lot of favorite words. (Bet you couldn’t tell)
But words I hate?
I teach. In the past twenty years I’ve overheard conversations that should make my skin feel like I have bugs underneath it. For approximately fifteen Fridays every fall, I am right there on the sidelines with football players who do not know how to communicate their discontent without dropping
So, it’s funny this road trip topic comes up this week because I wrote a word in my manuscript the other day that makes me cringe and want to curse every man on the planet every time I read it. It’s not the C-word which I will nevereverneverevernever use ever. But it’s close. I’ll give you a hint: it starts with a P and is synonymous with a female cat. Are you there yet?
If you’ve ever been around a bunch of high school football players when they’re losing, um…this is their word of choice. I hear it many other times. And it doesn’t particularly bother me a whole lot to hear other people say it. But me writing it?
I. Just. Can’t. Use it. It may be realistic, but yeah, okay…gotta draw the line somewhere.
So how about you? What words do you adore? Any that are cringe worthy?
Oh, and since I made you suffer through two paragraphs about that shudder-some word, let me point you to my ARC giveaway (click here). It’s open internationally and I’m giving away ARCs of Pandemonium, Froi of the Exiles, and more! Giveaway ends this Friday.