Well, O is for “Oh” – not a super sophisticated word but the first word that popped into my head when I asked myself “O is for…??”
I then thought of better “o”- words like obsequious but then I’d have to dedicate a post to the manservant and it’s fairly obvious that I’d rather write about oneself; I could write oodles on an obscure disease of the octopus or ostracod or I could write of objects or people that attract my odium …. but nope, “Oh” is my word.
Oh is one of those words we use so often we probably don’t realise how often we throw it about.
When your best friend didn’t get that dream job that would’ve meant them moving across country: Oh, that’s too bad
When you are being sort of dismissive: Oh dear, never mind, we’ll get another one.
When someone tells you something sad even though you didn’t cause it: Oh, I’m so sorry.
When things are going wrong: Oh sweet Jesus not now!
When you’ve shredded a million dollar cheque at work: Oh shit, I am going to be in so much trouble.
When you walk outside basically anywhere in America this week: Oh fuck it’s hot!