Steemit Basic Income Giveaway (Words)

Thanks for all the responses to last week’s ]Your Country](https://steemit.com/alldutchenglish/@bengy/steemitbasicincomegiveawayyourcountry-4anlruia9v) Question! I did leanr quite a bit about some of the countries that I knew very little about, and it is always good to see the strengths and weaknesses in your beloved (or less beloved) homelands.

This week, I am curious about words. There are some words that rub me up the wrong way, and other words that I like very much to be using as I think they describe exactly what I mean. However, I may use a word in one context (thinking it is the best thing in the world for the situation), whilst another person thinks it is the most irritatingly overused or hackneyed way of describing the situation.

Anyway, I’m no poet, my skills lie in fields that are removed (but related) to the spoken word. Even still, there are many words that I really like hearing the sound of, and others that I just can not stand!

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My Question

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1. What word/words are your favourites? Why? It could be the meaning that is implied to you, or just the sound and rhythm of the word! 2. What word/words are really annoying to you? Again why?

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My sample answer

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Favourite Words

### ELEGANT

I love this word! For me, coming from a math/science background, it is a solution that is beautiful in it’s simplicity yet complex in it’s implications. From a musical background, it is a beauty that isn’t forced. Elegance (for me) implies an inner confidence, a simple conviction of purpose or being.

### LEKKER

This is a word that is bordering on the annoying for me. It is a Dutch word that is used to describe food that is tasty. However, it seems to be used to describe everything. A girl/boy can be lekker, your sleep can be lekker… anyway you get the idea.

However, the reason that is currently a favourite word of mine is the fact that my little 2 year old says it (for food). However, she accompanies it with an approximation of this waving hand gesture (see video below). Apparently that is a thing in Netherlands?!?!? I had no idea, our first child never did that!

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Irritating Words

### NATURAL

This is a word that gets bandied around in music rehearsals quite often, and it irritates me to no end. After all, what is natural for one person is possibly un-natural for another person, especially in a field where the idea of natural-ness is completely subjective and based upon present emotions and past experiences. ARRRRGH!

### GEZELLIG

This is a Dutch word that is tricky to describe and translate. It means cosy or comfortable, however it seems to often be used in a way (especially in performances of music) that seems to prize mediocrity. A performance can be gezellig, if it was pleasant, not necessarily engaging or gripping or emotional, just pleasant. It really is one of my least favourite Dutch words…

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Rules

1. Upvote if you want, it increases the payout and then I can hopefully sponsor more people. 2. Resteem is NOT neccessary, but the more people see this, the more the people will be likely to be sponsored. 3. In the comments, answer as best as you can the questions that are posed in the “My Questions”! 4. I have added a small Steem-Bounty to the post, so that everyone who replies with a valid entry will get something back. If I give your post a small upvote, it is valid (also, subscribe to @dustsweeper for maximum benefit!). 5. I will be sponsoring as many people as this post pays out in liquid SBD/STEEM. Also I will kick in at least the required amount to round up to the full number. Winner is by random generator after a shortlisting of quality comments!

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Steem Basic Income

One of the first communities that I came in contact with at the beginning of my time at Steemit was @steembasicincome. As a author starting out on your fresh new Steemit account, Steemit can be a daunting and lonely place to be. OFten, it can feel like you are posting into an abyss with no one listening and with no ability to grow out of the situation. A share of Steem Basic Income gives you a guaranteed vote on one post a day, thus giving you a small but over time cumulative support to your account to help grow you out of your initial wilderness!

With this post, I want to help sponsor people who might not even have the spare 1 STEEM that is required for registration. So, when this post pays out, I will sponsor people depending on the payout of this post. Basically, I will round up the SBD payout from this post and then that will be the number of people I will sponsor. (So, if the payout is 2.3 SBD, I will sponsor 3 people). OF course, this is not simply an altruistic move, as the sponsor of a Steem Basic Income share also gets a share, so it is a great way to help others whilst helping yourself!

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Last week’s winners

The [last post](https://steemit.com/alldutchenglish/@bengy/steemitbasicincomegiveawayyourcountry-4anlruia9v) paid out 0 SBD and 1.811 STEEM in liquid earnings. So, that would make 2 shares.

The winners by random draw are:

@filotasriza3

@curatorcat

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