Two lists

It’s interesting what you find when you are unpacking boxes covered in dust.

I once created two lists: one of words that sounded good and one of words that sounded bad. Good words don’t essentially have to have good feelings attached to them and bad words don’t have to be about bad things. They are words that, to my ear, sound good and sound bad. The list started small, but never really grew.

GOOD WORDS
Smuckers
savor
cram
Judge Ito
Tang
slab
Camus
crelm
smock
kack
freaky
grim
zip cord
creamy
boisterous
Testaverde
caulk
mucous
smegma
(excretion)
(parenthesis)
(MOIST)

BAD WORDS
crust
discharge
phlegm
scab
puss
feltcher
yeast
Woolworths

Hmmm. It seems that most the words on the bad list are bodily functions or excretions. Ooh… excretions. That’s a good word. I’ll add that in parenthesis. OOOH! Parenthesis!!! Another good one! I’ll quit now.

Feel free to add your own.

5 comments:

linz said...

good word:
argyle

bad word:
positive

Ricky said...

juan you gotta put your rss feed on here so I can add you to my bloglines.

Doug said...

Done and done.

Mrs. K said...

Good Word: fuzzy
Bad Word: scab

Mrs. K said...

oh crap. scab is already there. I guess great minds think alike.

so how about "cellulite" instead?