Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Bernard Pivot Blogfest!

As hosted by Nicole Ducleroir at her blog One Significant Moment at a Time. It's very simple. All you have to do is fill out Bernard Pivot's questionnaire.

So here we go with my wonderfully random answers.

1. What is your favourite word?

I could just cheat and use Homer Simpson’s favourite word from when The Simpsons were on Inside The Actor’s Studio. Which if I remember correctly was ‘marshmallow’.
But I think I’m going to have to go with ‘snaffle’. Which I didn’t realise was a real word. I looked it up and it is a type of bit that goes in a horse’s mouth.
I use in the informal way which means to ‘purloin’, ‘filch’...or in other words ‘take’.

2. What is your least favourite word?

I don’t like the word ‘fail’. Both in the ‘you’ve failed’ way and in the slightly annoying way that some folk say ‘fail’ when you have said/done something incorrectly.

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?

Music - there are certain songs that can do all three.

4. What turns you off?

Shouting in general. But specifically arguments that involve shouting.

5. What’s your favourite curse word?

B*llocks. You can put as much joviality or venom in to that word as you want...depending on your mood. There is a similarly pronounced and spelt word in the US that isn’t a curse word. But in the UK it is a curse word.

6. What sound or noise do you love?

The glugging sound that liquid makes just before it starts to pour out of the bottle [it doesn’t have to be wine but it helps].

7. What sound or noise do you hate?

The sound of a door slamming. Not a car door, they have to be slammed otherwise they don’t quite shut properly. I mean a door being slammed on a building. It is sudden and abrupt...and rarely good.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

A fashion designer.

9. What profession would you not like to do?

I would not like to work in a call centre. I wouldn’t like to call people knowing that they now hate me for having called them.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Welcome to heaven. Yes we have chocolate. So who do you want to meet first?


Sylvia Ney said...

I really like #9 and #10. I would hate the call center as well and I could live on chocolate ;-) If you're interested, you can see my answers at:

Ellie said...

Call centers must be horrid - I'd hate to work there. Loved all your answers!

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Elaine AM Smith said...

Great answers - snaffle, music, boll**** and all :D

Kari Marie said...

Great answers. I wonder who I would want to meet in heaven first? I'll have to think about it.

Al said...

Bollocks a great word! Very useful

~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...

Great answers! I love bollocks, too, but never think to use it. Going to start making a conscious effort! And snaffle is an awesome word!

Thanks so much for playing along!!

J.L. Campbell said...

Snaffle. Interesting word. I like 'purloin'. Love those words that you find in the classics, but that sound weird when you use them ordinarily. Yeah, music = inspiration for me.

Chippy said...

More sounds that I love - popcorn popping in the microwave and the cracking sound that the chocolate on a magnum (ice cream) makes when you bite in to it!

C4 said...

Mmm Chocolate reason enough to visit the pearly gates soon.
Snaffle is an interesting choice of a favorite word though.
I prefer inconceivable.
I also have other favorite words and since I wanted to better know myself and others, I joined - take a look, you might like that site.