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The hardest word

NaBloPoMo November 2012 Prompt
Friday, November 23, 2012:

What is the hardest word for you to say?

I can say overweight and plus-sized, usually with a reasonable degree of comfort.

I can say, with only some hesitation, big, large, and heavy.

I can say chubby, round, and, laughingly, gourd-shaped (à la my dear husband).

It’s a whole lot harder to say FAT.

I would prefer to use died rather than the euphemism of passed away, yet shrink from fat.

Fat is raw and harsh and laden with the baggage of embarrassment, discomfort, and insecurity.

Fat is cruelty, judgment, looks of disgust.

Fat is pointing and snickering.

Fat is disappointment.

Fat is failure.

What is the hardest word for you to say?

Laurel Storey, CZT – Certified Zentangle Teacher. Writer, reader, tangler, iPhoneographer, cat herder, learner of French and Italian, crocheter, needle felter, on-and-off politics junkie, 80s music trivia freak, ongoing work in progress.

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  • Barbara Storey
    November 23, 2012

    “Brave” – people have told me I’m brave all my life, but I can barely say the word in reference to myself. *sighs*
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  • Becky November 24, 2012

    “Hate.” I use it, but every time I use it, I HEAR it. I think that usually when we speak, the words come easily enough that we don’t hear them except to make sure we’re communicating what we mean to. But every time I use this word, something pings inside me, and I wish I’d chosen differently.
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  • Jenn November 28, 2012

    I have a hard time with a lot of words. fat would definitely be one of them.
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