10:43 a.m. - 2004-10-01
So . . . I’ve decided we . . . . (go with me here folks – this ‘we’ implies YOU) will be using the Word of the Day link that I’ve posted on my side-bar. I LOVE words. I love using unusual words. I’m always looking for new words (to me) that express a thought or feeling differently. So that’s why I added that link. I’m going to try to intentionally use the word I’m given from this link on any given day, and work it into my entries.
But on to our word of the day – Enunciate – 1) to say or pronounce clearly. 2) set out precisely or definitely. (Concise Oxford Dictionary)
When I’m a little nervous, or even a little hyper I tend to enunciate my words very precisely. Clipped tones are emitted from my lips without much forethought. I think I do this out of a need to be heard. A need to have my point expressed clearly. (I was unheard in family as a child).
So, when I was first seeing T I was naturally a little nervous. I really wanted to be myself, and yet thoroughly impress this guy. I thought he was pretty wowzer from the beginning. After a few months of spending time together, and innumerable conversations, he shyly asks me “Why do you enunciate your words so much. It used to really bug me, but I’m getting used to it now.” At first I was a little hurt, it is not something that I do on purpose. But then I realized that in my attempts to be me – this is part and parcel of the person he has come to love. And it didn’t seem to be a great deterrent to him.
After 3 years, and uncountable conversations, I still find myself enunciating my words when we’re in an in-depth conversation. My old patterns resurface quickly, but T has become accustomed to it and no longer comments.
Cheers - LJ