(Just a few.)
Yesterday, I think I used the word wicked six different times.
As in, That storm last night was wicked awesome.
I also find myself using shut up more and more as an exclamation (not a command).
As in, shut up, seriously? can I marry you and move to London?
To top it all off, I am continuously (continually?) referring to people in my head as chickadee. I haven’t vocalized it in oral or written communication yet, but I’m certain I will soon. Almost did yesterday:
Calvin: lol, okhave a good eveningme: thanks. Sleep well [chickadee]
I refrained, but it was there in my mind. I just didn’t transmit it through my fingers to the interwebs. So today I thought before I add it to the list of endearments I use with certain people who are my friends (usually dear and every so often hun), I’d better test it.
me: if I called you chickadee would it make you uncomfortable in any way?Michael: If it was in person I'd think it was weirdme: haha, that's fairsince I haven't seen you since January and we only communicate via gchat, what about that?Michael: I would just think it was silly
me: if I called you chickadee would it make you uncomfortable in any way?Matt: ummi'd be curious for the reasoning behind the namebut not uncomfortable, per se
So I think I’m safe with that one. We’ll see what happens. (And just so you know, I don’t only want to use it with boys. They just happened to be the only people gchat-available to take the poll.)
Not sure where chickadee came from, fairly certain shut up is because I’m friends with Miss Melis (though we lived together for a year and a half, you’d think I’d have picked it up then), and wicked is totally Boston.
I like knowing where my words originate.