Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Sorry, I've been absent so long! First my computer was taken into the store to get fixed... it kept shutting off on me randomly, and then I was on a ski trip with my father and brother. I got home Saturday night, but my computer was still MIA, and I had to wait until yesterday to get it back. But now I'm packing to go back to school for the spring semester and I found that typing and packing don't really work to well together. So I picked a fun word that I wouldn't have to think much about since I've already had this conversation.

This is a fun one. More than a few summers ago(as time reference, I was still in high school), I was sitting on the beach with a few of my friends, and we ended up using this word to describe a particularly handsome male specimen playing frisbee. Since then, I've both loved the word and used it frequently. And then it popped up in a song, and I was flaberghasted. ["D, to the E to the L-I-C-I-O-U-S, girl you tastey!"]

Dictionary.com defines "delicious" as both an adjective or a noun. The noun refers to the type of apple, while the adjectives btoh refer to our senses. 1] highly pleasing to the senses, esp. to taste or smell: a delicious dinner; a delicious aroma2] very pleasing; delightful: a delicious sense of humor.

We normally use delicious in a sentence such as, "Wow! This cake is delicious!", or "I bet my kitties think that those fish would be delicious." But can something be delicious sounding? Personally, I think that something can sound delicious, as much as something can look delicious. For instance, I think that when my boyfriend sings/screams he looks delicious, but my senses go into overload because he also sounds delicious. Not, "nom, nom, I'm going to eat you now" delicious, but "wow he's talented and looks great doing it" delicious. My best friend is deliciously good at video games, and her button mashing skills border on the supernatural.

I wonder if i'm using the word properly by adding it's meaning to the other senses? Even if I'm not, I think it should be okay, the second definition was infact something that is very pleasing or delightful. Those things are pleasing to the ears and the eyes. [Well the singing/screaming part might not be, but that's your own particular taste in music. I wont hate on yours if you don't hate on mine.]

That day on the beach, we actually had this conversation where we defined delicious in it's traditional sence and then redefined it in the highly amusing way in which we had used it. The man became delicious. The dress became delicious. The sun streaming down through the cloudless blue sky became delicious. The word carried on for months between us. We would be shopping and showing eachother what we were trying on and if it was good, it was "Darling-- you look delicious" or "Those shoes look delicious on you!" We went to the zoo, and the animals we liked were delicious to us. Me? I was a fan of this really oddly colored giraffe. He was delicious to my eyes. (in my defence, the giraffe looked like he ODed on tanning. While the others were yellowish, this guy was kinda dark brown with black spots)

Delicious was no longer a word to describe the way something just tasted, or smelled. It was a word that, when used properly, covered all of the human senses with a wonderfully descriptive word. You hear someone say something is "delicious" and you don't think "Ew that's gross!" You automatically think "Oh yeah? I'm going to get me some of that!"

In conclusion, I hope that the next time you use delicious, you aren't just talking about pie. [To be honest, I hope you're thinking to yourself, "Wow! This chick's got delicious writing! I'm jsut eating it up!"]