Based on yesterday afternoon's polls (please weigh in if you haven't yet), Contigo is quite popular! I think most of us agree that the meaning congers up the kind of images of connection, community, and sharing that I've been seeking. There's one thing that's preventing me from embracing it enthusiastically. I'm not crazy about the sound of the word. Contigo doesn't quite tickle my eardrums the way olallie does.
So I've decided to put up one more poll. In hindsight, I probably should have done this before making my list of finalists on Wednesday. Live and learn. Between climbing Mt. Whitney, taking peyote, and my tarot and I-Ching readings, I guess I got too busy. So let's take a step back and let you weigh in on the runners up, those that narrowly missed qualifying for the final list.
The result is quite a laundry list!
Here's a synopsis of the meanings of the words (I've sprinkled in some new crushes to see if you're paying attention):
Barcino - ancient Roman name for Barcelona
besos de sal - "salty kisses" in Spanish
bona vida - "good life" in Catalan
casolana - "home cooked" in Catalan
Contigo - "with you" in Spanish
conviva - "live together" in Spanish, "guest at banquet" in Latin
Corcovado - name of a Brazilian love song
cuchara - "spoon" in Spanish, ode to La Cuchara de San Telmo
cuttlefish - similar to squid (but cuter name), popular in tapas bars
del barri - "local" in Catalan (decided I prefer this to plain barri)
Emerson - yo
greengrocer - seller of fruits and vegetables, green=eco-friendly
lovage - an herb with a celery-like flavor
Persephone - goddess of underworld, daughter of harvest goddess
pulpito - "little octopus" in Spanish
sardine dream - little fish dreams of opening restaurant
sonrisa - "smile" in Spanish
swoon - overwhelmed by joy, excitement; fainting
Tibidabo - famous hill overlooking Barcelona
tilde - squiggle (~) over the n in Spanish
Triana - area of Seville famous for tapas
vinya - "vineyard" in Spanish
viridian - dark spring green
Like yesterday's poll, I'm leaving olallie out of the mix for now. It's on a paid leave of absence until tomorrow. Mark all those you like in the first poll.
Pick your fave in the second poll. I hope you have better luck making a decision than I have!!
Oh, and bad news. I'm keeping the results of this poll secret until tomorrow. [Saturday edit: results now visible]
Thanks for hanging in there and continuing to play along! The end is nigh. I am so excited I can hardly stand it!! Either that or I'm on the verge of a nervous breakdown.