Have started saying ‘heel’ and I’m liking it a lot. I really like it when Catherine O’Hara says it on the plane in Home Alone - ‘don’t you feel like a heel flying first class with the kids in coach’. I am reviving it in her honour.
Still struggling to get ‘swell’ into conversation despite it being an ambition of mine for many years now, and it being one of the Greatest Adjectives Of All Time. GAOAT
Aiming for my vocab to be 90% 1920s-1950s American in origin by 2022.
(also very conscious to use folks/folx in place of guys these days when I’m trying to round up my tour groups - feel lovely and quaint about it)
Earlier I learned that formication (not to be confused with fornication) is the sensation of insects under your skin when there aren’t any.
I go through phases of obsessively using ridiculous words and phrases. I’m still in my ‘superb’ era; a few years ago it was ‘content’ to describe any and everything (gerbils - ‘superb rodentian content’); recently it’s whether or not things are “in line with my creative vision” and describing absolutely everything as being ‘canon’. Also ‘chad’ (taught my mum what it meant on Saturday. she lost her mind when I tried to explain cucking.)
Yeah, I have a really basic vocab these days, that’s something I really admire about Americans, they seem (on TV at least) to be really hot at using synonyms rather than saying the same thing all the time.