I was sitting, this evening, perusing various posts that I have started and never finished. I was sulking actually, at how my job tending my offspring has provided me with no time to write anything but the flightiest fluff. Do you know how many truly auspicious beginnings to meaty posts have fallen by the wayside? Brilliance, people, that is what you have been deprived of. In fact, if I didn't have four children occupying my every breath and braincell I am certain I would be a wildly popular blogger with wit and profundity oozing from every post.
Anyhoo, while I was surfing through the discarded fragments of my writing dreams I came across a draft entitled "Zaftig." Curious, I opened it and found only a link to a column by Julie Berry. I must have thought this would springboard to a post at some point. I have no idea what I was originally planning to say, but, mercy is zaftig some kind of a wonderful word! And Julie's old column, was a delightful (even the second time around) read for a word nerd like me.
And I must say that while I stand firmly by my vow to never adorn my prodigious backside with letters, if I was going to do so, Zaftig is, without a doubt, the word I would choose. For what better word than one that proclaims my backside as not just prominent, but pleasingly plump and succulent. Those size two "Juicy" bottom girls would have nothing on my bad self. (I just typed "juicy bottom" in my post. That should bring some interesting hits.)
Because obviously there's just nothing hotter than labeling your bum as a tasty treat.
So, fellow vocabulovers, what is your favorite obscure word? Or just your favorite word in general? Mine is "Serendipity." It's just so happy and it's even fun to say. What, you don't have a favorite word? I am so much nerdier than you. Nerdier and Zaftig-ier, I'll bet.
I think that means I win.