I want to thank everyone who proposed some new four-letter words regarding infertility. I had started off the list with WANT, ENVY, HOPE, FAIR and later added LUCK (which was seconded by Shelli).
Denise added PITY, jp added NEED, ahuva batya (who could use a hug right now if you have a moment) added COST, peesticks added BUMP (as in the dreaded celebrity bump watch), kimbosue added WAIT and TIME, elizabeth added SPOT, EASY and ENDO, shinejil added JUST, paranoid added NOPE, jellybelly added YOGA, gumby added PUKE, and Melanie wisely decided not to provide any seeing as how she could not think of any that were polite and not the real four-letter words. M- how about KILL as in you kill me?
I did think of yet even more: TURN, as in when will it be my turn? and FATE as in the cruel fickle bitch.
Obviously, I have a lot of posts ahead of me. I’ll ponder while I’m away luxuriating in Paris, and when I return, the series will start. In the mean time, here’s another assignment.
I only recently found The Atlantic, recently considering that it’s been around since 1857. I thoroughly enjoy it and find the articles to be well-researched and insightful (well, with the possible exception of Caitlin Flahnigan). The very last page, however, is devoted to nothing short of word smarminess. People write in and request a made up word to describe some strange situation, like I want to double dip at parties, but I know this is bad. A nd then, all of the erudite and well-educated put on their smug thinking caps and come up with some cute catch phrase. Here is the entry from the October 2007 edition (that I am just now finishing):
Oh my, I could have a lot of fun with this. But, I’ll let you lovely ladies have the first crack.
When I get back, I’ll post what the winners were from here and in the magazine. Be creative!