Some words I don’t use

Perusing some of my older posts and found this one. I like words. But words don’t always like me. I still don’t use these. 🙂 Do you have words like that?

Cats and Trails and Garden Tales

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. …

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9 Comments on “Some words I don’t use

  1. I remember this post, and like you, have never used LOL, Bucket List, or To Die For.
    I was definitely too old when LOL appeared, and too close to the bucket to have a list remaining.
    As for ‘To Die For’, I agree that no confection or savoury is preferable to death. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  2. I think you must have written this post before I started following your blog. It’s great, especially for a “language person” (like me) who likes words! I admit that I succumbed to “LOL” awhile back, though like you, I didn’t like it when it first came out and all my middle school students were using it. I guess I started using it when I started texting (which really surprised my students- first it was “You have an iPhone??” And then “You know how to text???”). But I’m with you, I’m not that crazy about it. I never use “to die for” either because I always think, I wouldn’t really die for this…I never knew the origin of Bucket List, but I’ve never liked the way it sounds 😝 and I had never heard about the “toolies”, we always said “out in the boonies” LOL (oops, did I say that?) 😀🐱🐼

    • Heehee! This was one of my earlier posts and I was having some fun with words. ‘Lol’ is so commonly used now I may eventually succumb! In the meantime, there are ’emojis!’ (My how our language has changed!) 😁🐱🙂 I do use, ‘out in the boonies’ but will never forget my encounter with the ‘tulies,’ or shall I say, ‘two leaves?’ Thanks for your comment! 🙂

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