The other night at the Cheesecake Bistro we’re sitting around talking, and I bring up the question of the night: “Is there any word that you wish had a different meaning?”
Put another way: is there a word that you love the sound of, but it means something you don’t care for at all. For me #1 would have to be Chlamydia. If you ignore the definition, and just say the word, it sounds good in the mouth and rolling off the tongue. (Go ahead. Right now. Say it! Don’t worry about what they person in the next cubicle will think. Shout “CHLAMYDIA!!!”)
Sadly, Chlamydia means what it means, instead of something cool like an ancient Babylonia Civilization or a fabled Fountain of Youth.
This prompted Sparrow to tell the following story. She went to visit her mother, who had a large Camellia flowering tree. Sparrow forgot the exact name, so she ended up saying, “Hey mom, how’s your Chlamydia?”
That pretty much broke the table up. No one really had any good ideas after that. (Well,
What about you? Any of you have word that should mean something else?