If there were a list of the most commonly used words/phrases in my vocabulary it would be led by “ow”. Other’s would include: ugh, effffff, get your finger out of your nose, and blerp.
I say “ow” for everything, even when I’m not hurt. I noticed this about myself years ago when I said out loud, “Ow, I’m hungry.”
I’ll give you a minute with that....
I will also say, “Ow. I’m thirsty.”
“Ow. I have an itch.”
“Ow. Hand me that remote.”
Maybe it’s because...hell, I don’t know why. But now you know a little nugget of information about me that you didn’t know yesterday.
We all win. Well, mostly you win.