101 Words I
A perfectly good word, existential is. Plenty
of class. Gravitas, even.
So why don't I use it? Beats me.
Seems that every
occasion for its use simply passes me by
unnoticed. Until too late. Hmm. Reminds me of what
some people call "cab wit" -- that perfect
rejoinder you think of just after you
step out of the taxicab and slam the door.
For me, then, existential
is a "cab word." If so, maybe there are others. I can think of only one...
word strikes me as a
sophisticated way to
say "goodbye" -- hey, with
over "s'long" or "see ya later." And ciao is not smarmy
like "have a nice day."
in France now, I have taken
several useful expressions,
which bring variability and
precision to the verbal
à bientôt,...oh, right, and ciao. But I always forget to use that last one. For me it's an existential issue.