When Nice is Maybe Not so Nice

Nice has become such a strange word. Does ‘That’s nice’ mean whatever it is, is nice … or something else entirely? Grumpy cat doesn’t need much interpretation!

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I point at yummo chocolate, shoes and stationery (yes I am a bit weird I know πŸ™‚ but I do have an amazing collection of notebooks and pens) and say “ooohhhh that looks nice.” And I actually mean I would like the item(s). But otherwise I use it when I can’t think of anything better to say.

How do you use the word nice?

Now I am thinking about it, the strongest association I have with the word, is with my mother telling me to make sure I was always one of the nice girls. I just knew the bad girls were having a whole lot more fun so ‘nice’ doesn’t necessarily mean good in my book!

I will be watching myself! The next time I go to use the word ‘nice’ – I will make sure I really mean it. Whatever it is I mean πŸ˜›

How about you? What do you say instead of nice? Or is the word not fraught with too much sarcasm for you?

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13 thoughts on “When Nice is Maybe Not so Nice

  1. I think the girls from Fountain Lakes say it the best Kimmie – it’s noice, it’s different, it’s unusual, it’s noice.
    Now I just know you’re busy googling Fountain Lakes…..

  2. I totally like you post on the word “nice.” Maybe the word is over-used. And that makes it not so nice. But being a nice person isn’t a bad think Kim. I think you can be nice and a wee bit naughty at the same time. I do know nice people that have fun too. Just sayin’. πŸ™‚

  3. I have absolutely no idea how much/little I use “nice”. I’ll have to pay attention and figure it out. I have a funny feeling I left nice awhile back and now use more colorful words. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Marianna, thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚ there is certainly a lot of synonyms for the word nice – most of which more richly describe the character of niceness!

  4. Nice is kind of like the word “interesting,” which usually means “yeah, not really very interesting at all.” But, I use the word Nice a lot to describe someone who really is nice and there isn’t a nicer word to say that except maybe sweet. Enjoyed the post!

  5. Pingback: I’m Mostly Nice | anonymous real thoughts

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