So, after being inspired by @sareliz’s posting of her TweetCloud a couple days ago, I searched high and low and sea-level on the Interwebs and finally found this groovy application called – you’ll never guess – TweetCloud: a program that can go back and sort through thousands of your tweets in order to filter out the words you use most often.
Narcissist that I am, I figured TweetCloud would immediately spit out a smog full of “I”s, “me”s, and “not-you”s, but I was agreeably surprised to find that they must not count these words, so instead, these were my top ten go-to’s:
I was exceedingly pleased.
Of course, some of you may look at that list and go, “Excuse me, but where does the ‘pleased’ part come in? I mean, you’ve got TWO DIFFERENT F-BOMBS in your little cloud there, not to mention the word ‘mean’. Whence comes all this smug self-satisfaction?”
At which point I might answer, “Did I not mention the narcissist thing?”
But in the spirit of self-analysis and soul-searching, let’s break the list down and re-group the words, shall we?
Some of the words are kind of “meh” — for example:
“Time” – this word probably wouldn’t even be in here if I didn’t have a job – since I’m always bitching about having to, you know, work and shit.
“Cause” – is pretty easy to understand, since with my bizarre sense of humor, I’m always having to explain shit.
“Tweet” – is just about as meta- as you can get, and I am nothing if not cool as shit.
Then you have the words you could classify as “bitchy”:
“Fuck” and “fucking” seem obvious to me: they’re verbal signifiers that I’m not going to take any shit.
On the other hand, “mean” implies that even though I’m not going to take it, I’m certainly willing to dish out shit.
And lastly, you have what I consider the “feel-good” words:
“Yeah” — is clearly a positive word of approval. It means I agree with your shit.
“Thanks” — means that stuff you’ve said or done? I appreciate that shit.
“Love” — is a way to express to people that you think they’re the shit.
And “laugh” is a wonderful word – you’re always laughing when you’re on the good shit.
Yet for some reason I feel like TweetCloud may have missed some shit.
I just can’t figure out what.