Everyone profiles one such framework for the interpretation of intimate discourse - interaction analysis - and briefly discusses the benefits of a blend of corpus linguistics and interaction analysis. It also breaks down the community of practice framework into its constituent parts in order that one might discover these practices and so reconceptualise the framework and apply it to the intimate context-type. Mutual engagement between members of a community of practice involves regular interaction members must meet on a one-to-one basis or in small or large groups on a casual, intensive and comprehensive basis in order to qualify as a community of practice (CofP). The joint enterprise criterion of the community relates to the purpose for which they get together. The final dimension of the CofP is shared repertoire. The importance of personal topics is further highlighted by our examination of keywords in the Limerick Corpus of Intimate Talk (LINT) corpus.