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Susceptible [Oct. 26th, 2008|12:53 am]
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susceptible (sə-sĕp'tə-bəl)
1. Easily influenced or affected
2. Likely to be affected
3. Especially sensitive; highly impressionable.
4. Permitting an action to be performed; capable of undergoing

Just *how* rude is this word?

It grabbed me by surprise recently; the syllables were ready to pass my lips in a conversation when… I suddenly realised how silky they were, how submissive and innocent the word sounds, but how downright filthy it’s connotations are.

It sits there in your dictionary all of a quiver. Ready and willing to be used, but still nervous of it’s inexperience. Eager, but impressionable, in equal measure. The kind of sweet polite word that you could take home to meet your mother, but that you know will succumb to your wiles later.

Susceptible is a plump raindrop of a word, trembling at the top of your windowsill, about to fall, poised to slide downwards, gaining momentum all the way. The purity before the descent, ready to be sullied and changed beyond all recognition…

[User Picture]From: spiralsheep
2008-10-26 02:02 pm (UTC)
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