This is a word in English again and a word shorter than the previous two. It has several meanings, but none of them are relevant to this post. I think it just sounds good even though it’s only one syllable. It also rhymes with many other words and is worth more than most 3-letter words in Scrabble and Words With Friends.
I have eaten the meat preparation called ‘ham‘ before and I lack a strong opinion on it. It can be very tasty if done right, but I can think of at least two other swine derived foods that are better. I can think of worse as well, with even less difficulty.
A ‘ham’ can also be a kind of person, which I think I am not. I don’t necessarily hate this kind of ham either, though I am much less likely to eat it. While I think cannibals should be free to practice their culinary traditions in peace, I choose not to join them.
After I started writing this, I googled the word and found another acronymical meaning that I did not previously know. Here it is. I’m not sure if this does or does not affect my enjoyment of the word. I might be able to form a more informed opinion if I knew exactly how hard a motherfucker is. Probably harder fluorite and softer than topaz, I’d guess.
- Free Tailor Ham (fiberythings.wordpress.com)
- 19 Old-Timey Slang Terms to Bolster Your Vocabulary (mentalfloss.com)
- Green Eggs and Ham (paleochik.com)
- Hammam is the Weekly Word: Mammy’s Ham or Turkish Bath? (womanontheedgeofreality.com)