Sunday, August 01, 2010

Blogging is such a marvellous word

It's not neat like pristine or clever like yacht; it's not pretty like feather or silly like hiccup. It's not ugly like ... ugly. (Can you think of an uglier word?) And it's not nasty like ...hm, it's hard to disassociate words and their meanings. And I'm trying to select words by their shape and sound, their feel rather than the obvious. So instead of kill I'll opt for king. K is a harsh metallic letter and g is abrasive. Jangling i is my least favourite vowel.

In spite of all the gs blogging is a fun word. Blogging is messy and tumbling and rolling over itself in its verve for life. It's not attractive but it has a huge sense of humour, the personality to compensate for its flaws and deficiencies.

No wonder it's so addictive.

4 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Agree - I use facebook but like the integrity of blogging!

James Higham said...

It's not ugly like ... ugly. (Can you think of an uglier word?)

Feminists? Obama? Rugbyhaters?

jams o donnell said...

It's a good word Liz. You've summed it up nicely.

Liz said...

Me too, mrs n.

Might you be letting your prejudices affect your choice of word there, james?

Thanks jams.