In the great words of Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster: “C is for Cookie that is good enough for me!”
C is for Cookies! Even a simple word like cookie can have so many different meanings. Life cannot be too simple, right?
For example, the word “Cookie” can be a term of endearment or affection (a synonym for dear or sweetheart). It might be used as a slang word for descibing the character of a person, i.e. “tough cookie” or “smart cookie”. Or, sometimes it is cused to refer to a very attractive woman, i.e.”French cookie”. And then there is the meaning technology gave the word cookie…the cookies that are files or part of files on your computer that read information and contain personal information about the user. A cookie helps a site remember information about your visit and makes it easier for a user to visit that site again. Finally, there is the fun game called Clicker Cookie https://cookie-clicker.co/.
Now, the older I get the more I realize, even the most useful and innocent of terms can also be repurposed by creative humans into “adult only” type meanings, i.e. a name for female genitalia or a euphemism for a woman giving sex to a man.
Cookie Monster’s Favorite
Call me old fashioned, but my all time favorite definition of “cookie” remains its original meaning: a small sweet cake, typically round and flat and having a crisp or chewy texture. Namely, chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cookies, oatmeal raisin cookies, shortbread, butter cookies, sugar cookies, molasses cookies, …… Russian tea cakes, spritz cookies, lebkuchen, etc. Or, even boutique cookies from Crumble Cookies https://crumblcookies.com// or Insomnia Cookies https://insomniacookies.com/menu or Cheryl’s Cookies https://www.cheryls.com/?r=ccogoobr&camid=472_13888062125_kwd-320264619058&g_acctid=3079168627&g_campaignid=13888062125&g_adgroupid=125666000838&g_adid=546325377086&gclid=Cj0KCQiApL2QBhC8ARIsAGMm-KGlJ3-ic6ChE4OHg3bC_ZEW-kAWFPZswWkS281wWf4l2l3O2ad7VvcaAqstEALw_wcB or a Minnesota State Fair favorite, Sweet Martha’s Cookies https://www.sweetmarthas.com/.
All these are the kind “cookie” the Cookie Monster and I love!
Different Languages Sharing the Same Word, Same Spelling and Same Meaning
Something very interesting about the word “Cookie” is that this word, including its spelling, is shared by over 15 different languages including: English, Czech, Danish, Luxembourgis, Maltese, Norweigen, Tatar, Georgian, Burmese (Myanmar), Uzbek, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Shona, Somali, Cebuano, Filipino, Javanese, Maly and Sudanese. https://www.indifferentlanguages.com/words/cookie#region-6
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