reply to post by SolarE-Souljah
Interesting thread there, SolarE.
As for me, I would say that some of my favourite words are:
Perhaps: I love the word perhaps because it's like saying "maybe" but it sounds much more elegant and intelligent. It's the sort of word that you
can say and stroke your chin at the same time and sound like a scholar!
Unfortunately: I also love this word because whenever you use it in an argument, it is so much easier to say "unfortunately, the sky is cloudy"
rather than "It is a general disappointment that the sky is cloudy" because when you use the word unfortunate, it asserts the opinion in a general
sense, meaning that because it is non possessive, what would of been your own opinion (in this case, the fact that you don't like it when the sky is
cloudy) is now asserted as fact for everyone.
However: I use this word a lot in essays. It's very useful to use as the first word in your sentence after the previous sentence was started with the
above word, "Unfortunately". I like it because you can go "Unfortunately, the sky is cloudy. However, it will be sunny tomorrow". Overall, it
makes for a well structured essay in my own opinion, an important task I must be able to complete!
Soviet: I also like the word Soviet because not only does it sound like a sweet Russian word with a strong and tough connotation (as in Soviet Union),
but it really means a local workers collective, which I believe is a concept that is outdated but really shouldn't be! But that's for another
As for my least liked words, I would have to say the are:
Orwellian: Why this word? The truth is, I loved George Orwell's novel 1984
, and I thought it was an amazing read, but after being on ATS for
quite some time, I see this term misused and abused to which I have concluded that most people who claim America is "1984 come true" or "X"
situation regarding the government is "Orwellian" have not actually read the novel and merely jump on the bandwagon with other conspiracy theorists
to slam America and say "Yea, this is totally like Oceania!"
Anyways, there are my words! Cool thread!