Wednesday, October 22
Wick. Everything’s Wick.
“Wick.” A word which only seems to have one meaning, that being the centre of a candle, the part that burns.
Not in our house.
I think it all started with our love of the name Steve, and the imaginary person we gave the name to last year. He lived outside of the kitchen at our halls, and we used to shout random things at him all the time. Usually with the aid of Mr Alcohol. It was a very funny running joke.
This year, with 7 of us guys having moved into our own house, someone (Phil, I believe) named him Steve Wick. I have absolutely no idea why or how he came up with the idea, but he did. Phil then went on holiday, and Pete started using the name Steve Wick an incredible amount. It basically meant anything good or brilliant. It eventually shortened to just plain “wick.”
This is used in every connotation. “That programme’s wick” means “That programme is good.” “Wick” by itself can be used by itself as an expression of agreement or happiness. For instance, when someone tells you good news, you can exclaim “Wick!”