QotD: Key words

Words words words… I’m a big fan, but I struggled with today’s QotD:

What are your favorite and least favorite words?  Any reasons why?

My favourite words are fun to say, unusual and clear in their meaning and strength of emotion, words like: burbling, irksome, fret, joy, plush, decadent… good useful and playful wrods.

My least favourite words are harsh, graphic and cruel. I don’t want to list them.

Instead, I’ll list the adjectives that drive me up the wall when people are writing about food.  The ones that are often vague, convey mediocrity and are inserted more for verboisty and word count than to convey any useful info: decent, good, not-bad, acceptable, okay.

Passion people, I want passion!

Alexa Clark

Alexa is a digital marketer and author with over 20 years in digital & interactive communications in the food and tech industries. Alexa's CheapEats Restaurant Guides, for both Toronto & Ottawa, were Canadian best sellers. She is a recognized authority on social media and has been named one of Canada's 20 Leading Women in Social Media.

4 thoughts on “QotD: Key words

  • August 11, 2006 at 6:11 pm

    I dunno. I quite like the words graphic and cruel. Harsh, I’m not such a fan of.

  • August 11, 2006 at 10:54 pm

    Perhaps I meant – My least favourite words can all be categorized as harsh, graphic and cruel.

  • August 12, 2006 at 10:47 am

    Oh, I know. I’m just silly in the evenings.

  • August 12, 2006 at 9:04 pm

    Oh, oh… my alter-ego, Overexplaining Girl, must have taken over.


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