This issue carries a few connotations for me. Mostly to do with time, energy, and source.
Firstly, time plays into this in the context of when the energy originates. Carol mentioned that words can carry energy. I see a couple of ways this happens. One is in the sense of social agreement, or taboo. If a word is used hurtfully often enough, people tend to agree it's a hurtful word, or at least a word which is often used hurtfully, and will then have a flag go up when they hear the word. "Was that hurtful? Playful? provocative? satirical? for added emphasis?".
Taboos are basically of the old polarity structures, and on their way out. They strive to place a mechanical decision making process onto issues of should/shouldn't, do/don't, good/bad, right/wrong. They sort this neverending assortment of issues in polarity into baskets of positive/negative as a rote or routine, or perhaps prejudged process, without regard for the present moment, and the present energies. It's more a matter of "that was decided to be hurtful, so it's been agreed upon that it belongs in the negative basket, and is therefore taboo. This then generates automatic rules and regulations, which further enforce the separation of the artificially held apart poles. In other words, perpetuates polarity.
And energy is simply what it is, and subject to discernment always, unless mixed with "time" or "source". Taboo is one such source. Mother/Father is another. Literally anyone/anything which tries to change you towards one pole or another, acts as a source here. A taboo may have as original source, a very upset child, which then stresses the mother, who then reacts when seeing similarly upset children under similar circumstances, which then energetically infects other mothers who now "watch out" for that kind of occurrence, who then take it up with their husbands, who then make a suggestion and form consensus at the village council meeting, and next thing you know, you have a taboo and then a law. Original source may be an upset child. But then the village has visitors, who notice certain things become "Faux Pas" and are quickly told "we don't do that in this village". Of course by this time the original "source" may be well gone from memory, and all that remains is the "taboo", which everybody somehow just knows is "how we do things around here". This gets into the area of Morphogenic fields, as a transmission medium for such things, and facilitates spreading of these types of thought forms throughout contact like a mental infection, good or bad. There is no right/wrong connotation. Just the fact of it's spreading around like a virus.
Another aspect of Time, Energy and Source is the intentional embedding of significance or meaning in a word, consciously done, buy and aware, creative being. This can imbue the word itself with an energy type and strength. Things like spells, incantations, curses, power words, etc, can fall under this category. So some words do in fact carry their own energetic meaning, and for me, this one is the most difficult for discernment, as I much more easily pick up peoples energy, than that of objects, like words. Clif High has been looking for just one such word which is historically, supposed to cause Reptoids to reveal their true nature.
And then probably the most easily recognizable energy signature available for discernment, is the present time intention(s) of the originator of the iteration of the word now. In other words, "what did the person mean by what they just said". This is often "layered" because of some notion that honesty should be, in part, witheld. Children learn pretty early on, what they are not "supposed" to express, and what happens if they go against that taboo. (A taboo can exist within as small a group as two beings) So the children being clever and creative, start to learn how to layer their communication, with "hidden" or partially so, intentions. They know what words they can't use, so they send the same energy those words would usually convey, using different words, and voila, hurtful intention delivered without use of the forbidden word. This phenomenon was, IMO, what turned the GFL lies thread into such a big and attention drawing one. The pretence that it was all just fun and games and that nobody held any actual hurtful intention towards others while using innocuous or gibberish words. Everybody knew full well that there was more than just a little playing going on, and that intentions and words were an energetic mismatch. That's just an example many here will be able to use as a frame of reference for the subject of meanings and connotations of words, and especially when energy and word use don't match as they are attempted to be displayed.
This then touches on the subjects of story telling, satire, comedy, metaphor, parables, irony, poetry, innuendo, etc.
The real crux is discernment of meaning and intent. In the presence of that discernment, all the other stuff becomes meaningless. You don't then need "rules" and "guidelines" and "taboos" and "artificial/mechanical filters" to intercede where your own lack of discernment causes confusion. You simply know what was meant and respond to that.
Any of the now missing words in the original post of this thread, can have a wide variety of meanings attached, as has already been expounded upon in previous posts. The question for me, is how long we will permit ourselves to be led around by the nose rings of taboos, and "now you're supposed to" type regulation, instead of embracing the freedom to permit individuals their own exercise in discernment.
I've made my own preferences clear numerous times before. I lean very far if not all the way towards letting people be who they are, and being sovereign and responsible for their own thoughts, intentions, words and actions.