Basically, I want to know how to talk about the meta properties of a word or phrase while mentioning said word or phrase in the same sentence.
Maybe って is somehow involved, but I don't know even know how to search for the question I'm asking.
For example, maybe I want to say something like:
I don't like the word '料理' (because it is hard to pronounce).
or with a phrase
'まーしょうがない' is a useful phrase.
In spoken form this makes less sense, as I don't know how to specify "the word/phrase". Do I add anything on to the word or phrase to accomplish this? I don't even know where to start.