LOL. No, don’t use it. I envy people who do. So convenient and concise. But it’s not for me. I tried it once and felt like an imposter. Haha, no problem. Heehee, occasionally. LOL? Lol? Never. There must be some deep seated emotional reason I can’t use it but I haven’t figured out yet what it is.
Bucket List. Nope. There are many things I want to do, plan to do, places I would like to go and plan to go. Good enough. I just can’t put it into the context of “before I kick the bucket.” Why spoil the dreams and all the fun of planning with that?
To die for. As in, “this cake is to die for!” Sigh. It may be really good cake. The best I have had in a long long time. But “to die for?” Um, no. I don’t think so. But again, I envy those who can say it with such passion. You do it well and it makes me want to try that cake! But I tried it once and it didn’t work out (the phrase not the cake.) That imposter thing again. So I would say it if I could but I can’t so I won’t.
Adamant. It’s a great word, actually. I said it once, a long time ago, just like this, “a DAM ant” where I thought it worked really well for emphasis. And my friend said, do you mean “ad-a-mant?” (spoken correctly rolling off the tongue, all in a hurry. ) Yes, I guess I did. But that was the last time for me. I don’t say adamant anymore. Too risky. Whatever. (Btw, I like “whatever.” “Whatever” works for me. So does “btw,” by the way.)
Dis. As in “disrespect” I guess, I was never quite sure. Seemed like everyone dissed someone else there for a while. Do they still do that? I can’t use words that seem to come out of nowhere and then disappear.
Toulees or tulies. As in “out in the.” Now I’m going way back. I was in grade school I think and had written a story about a girl who lived out in the “two leaves.” The spelling made perfect sense to me as that is how I pictured the word. But my sisters read the story and laughed out loud. (They actually DID laugh out loud, though there was no LOL in those days.) So I’m not taking a chance on that one again. Then again, no one says “out in the tulies” anymore, do they?
It’s hard to keep up. Do you have words like that?