We all have a favorite word, or at least a word we use so much that our friends can’t wait to throw a thesaurus at us. So why not celebrate that favorite word in a non permanent way that you won’t regret in the morning (“bubba” in blue ink on your right arm doesn’t look so great in sunlight). The lovely ladies at Brookadelphia sell fabulous necklaces with wordy charms, like “post modern,” “snitch,” “librarian,” “punk rock,” “sick,” “cheese,” and my favorite, “read” (they have several more, but I’d rather not have this post turn into a list). Brookadelphia is “a sisterly collaboration.” The two lovely ladies “make jewelry with a sprinkle of sophistication, a dash of irony and a heaping teaspoon of street cred.”
Maybe your favorite word (that you’d like to hold near and dear to your neck) didn’t seem to make their list. If so, you’re in luck, because Brookadelphia will create custom orders for any word or phrase. Go ahead, break out the dictionary and find your favorite word to accessorize your outfit.
As I’m sitting here trying to think of a single word that I would wear on my neck, I am very torn. I love that I have found yet another way to express my love for words, but this pressure to make a decision is killing me. I have to start generating a list and then make the final cuts. I feel compelled to pick a word that is timeless and is a representation of who I am, but maybe I’ll just get wild and pick at random. Wow, now that is not what I’d call “breaking free,” but it certainly would be a wordy adventure. I just hope I don’t end up with “germ” or “bacteria,” because there is no way to justify wearing those words on a necklace.
While we’re on the subject of the “necklace,” let’s take a quick ride down etymology lane. According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, “necklace” can be dated back to 1590 and comes from “neck (q.v.) + lace in the sense of ‘cord, string.’” As much as I love a complicated story of words, this simple statement is to the point and just enough info for tonight.
So my question for you is this: If you had to choose just one word to wear on a necklace, what would it be and why? No pressure, well maybe a little.
image courtesy of brookadelphia