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"He looks like a tall glass of water" (is handsome) or more recently the slang of being "thirsty" (meaning lustful) I find both of these so absurd, I dont think being thirsty is anything like lust or attraction. Thirst is innocent, you cant really have any depraved version of it and it applies to all ages; Lust isnt. I always google them to find the meaning - urban dictionary is usually helpful I like "low-key_" even though I wouldnt use it myself, but like I am low-key happy (I am slightly happy or calmly happy). This makes sense because low-key has previously been used to describe a smaller or quieter event. I like idioms where the image it creates makes sense. She is the "apple of my eye" (favourite/cherished) makes a weird image, I dislike it. Anytime someone uses it, an image of an apple in someones eye comes to mind which is funny but the illogicality irritates me. I hate the idiom "fruit of my loins" (children) because it sounds really gross, I dont like the sound of the word 'loins', and people should keep fruit where it belongs - again the imagery thing. Do any bother you even if you know the meaning?
What is your favourite word and why? Mine is widdershins, which is an old English word for anti-clockwise. I love the way it looks, the way it sounds. It is such a weird and silly looking/sounding word and so utterly brilliant. I love the English language, I love words- when I was eleven I used to take the giant Collins dictionary to school, I liked reading the dictionary.