In response to a prompt from the ZNE Book Club weekly assignments, I created a new journal (I was due for one anyway). We are studying "Alphabetica" by Lynne Perella, which is really an art book celebrating collaborative journals made by published artists using various prompts. We were to choose a word, phrase, acronym, monogram or other collection of letters regularly used by or associated with ourself.
I chose "whatever" because I wanted my journal to be able to contain whatever but also because I have developed the bad habit of saying it way too much, with all sorts of assorted inflections.
What started out as mimicking my teenagers has taken on a life of its own, as I use the word to indicate such things as "do what you want," "I don't care," "Oh, sure." "No really, whatever you want to do" and other such phrases. Hey, if it can be said in one word instead of seven, why not?" Or, I mean, whatever.