I love words. The more syllables the better. The more exotic sounding the better. Some words just roll off the tongue so smoothly you just know they mean something amazing…..
Mesothelioma. Sounds like a relaxing place in Greece doesn’t it? Wrong. It a cancer that’s killing tons of people and making lawyers tons of money. Come on, you’ve seen the ads…
Lavanderia. Say it with me – lavanderia. Don’t you just love how it rolls off the tongue, like the smoothest of chocolates? Sounds like a heavenly dish to be enjoyed with friends doesn’t it? Wrong again. It’s laundromat in Spanish. I know, I was disappointed too.
Biblioteca. Again, another Spanish word that just sounds amazing. Sounds like somewhere to dance, some place loud and inviting. Nope. Its library, which isn’t that inviting, unless you are a teenager high on puberty and have somehow convinced your parents that you study better where its quiet and you are surrounded with all the reading material you could possibly need. Yea, right….
Baba Ghanoush. A wise old man from some foreign land who MUST know the key to a happy life. Not at all. Its a Middle Eastern dish made of eggplant and tahini. And no, tahini isn’t a fancy drink made with exotic rum, its a paste made from sesame seeds. Blech…but it is good in Hummus. And not, hummus is not some slang term for a porn job (ha!); it is a delicious healthy snack made from chick peas (looks nothing like a chicken or a pea, go figure…) and tahini (which we have already covered…)
These are a few of my personal favorites. What are yours……don’t be shy, come on tell me….