Sunday, October 30, 2011

Guest Post by Jus Accardo: 5 words I love…and 5 I can’t stand…

Welcome Jus Accardo to Ms. Martin Teaches Media today. Jus is the author of Touch published by  Entangled Publishing. Take it away, Jus....

Words are my life. Since they’re such a big part of who I am and what I’m all about, I thought I’d share some of my favorites—and some I wish we could wipe from the English language.


1.      Cheesecake. No—not because I’m a fan. I can’t eat cheesecake. Eggs are toxic to me, and since cheesecake is full of em, that pretty much puts this on a list of epic ways to kill myself. But I love the word. It might be the fact that the first part starts with cheese, or it might just be the random weirdness that is me.

2.      Turtle. Nope. Not my favorite animal—they don’t even make it into the top twenty (Sorry turtles). But it’s such a fun word. Come on. You know you agree. Just say it with me a few times. Turtleturtleturtle.

3.      Awesome. This word is so amazing, that even if you hate it, you find yourself saying it.

4.      Psychosomatic. This is just a random one. I love the sound of it, the meaning—everything. Just a cool word!

5.      Cadaver. Okay, I’ll admit, this one’s on the creepy side. But definition aside, it kinda rolls off the tongue. Am I right? Say it. Ca-da-ver.


1.      Auntie. I don’t know why, but every time I hear it, I want to rip my ears off.

2.      Panties. Why? Again, I don’t know. It irritates me. There’s a good possibility I have a deep seeded prejudice against words that end in IE…

3.      Awesome. Yes. It was also on the love list. But there’s something about it… I die a little each time it comes out of my mouth, yet I can’t help it.

4.      Yawn. Everyone hates this word. It’s okay to come clean. I mean come on…what other word in the English language makes you *yawn* do something by simply speaking or writing it? Evil. Pure evil.

5.      Pimpin. I have a friend that used to say this. It was like styrofoam getting rubbed in my ear. You exactly know what I’m talking about. That grating, spine chilling sound that makes your hair stand on
end and your muscles twitch.

You’re up. Tell me your favorite (and not so favorite) word!


I have to admit that I am drawing a blank. I really can't think of any words that I love or hate. Words, and the ability to string them into stories, are so wonderful that I treasure every one of them (in their place).

What about you?

You can connect with Jus on her website, on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter. You can also check out my review of Touch here.


  1. I don't like the word panties either. It sounds lame and wimpy for some reason. Not a fan of moist either. Love the word superfluous. :)

  2. Two of my favorite words both start with the same letter, Onomatopoeia and oxymoron, just love the way they roll around in my mouth. I also feel the same way about awesome. Cannot wait to read Touch!


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