Today’s post is courtesy of today’s WordPress’s Daily Post inspiration – What is your favourite word?
Now I don’t have a favourite word or phrase that I use right now but I will always remember when the word “Mint” was cool, back in the 80s.
Did you ever use “Mint” to say something was cool or good? When I was in Primary School, if you weren’t using “Mint” in your everyday language, then you definitely were not cool or in.
And then “Mintox” became the new “Mint”, and then I remember my sister and I coming up with “Mintoxicosis”. Boy, when we slipped that into our kid talk, we thought we were so ultra cool!!
Like various word fads, that did die away. Although I have spotted a Facebook group to bring it back into everyday language 🙂
But in High School, I remember a bunch of guys who started using the phrase “Totally bizarre” all the time. And being a totally impressionable “geek wishing he was in the in crowd” teenager, I assimilated that phrase into my speech and it soon became one of my favourite phrases. Usage: “That’s so totally bizarre”.
Did you go through phases of favourite words of phrases too?