A small pleasure
I enjoy is to use or hear a word that means exactly what it said. Like "defenestrate
" or "apotheosis
Each new word like that is one more tool
to be used to communicate
more effectively with other people. Why say "It was all, like
, totally messed up
" when you could say "it was chaos
," or "it was pandemonium
" or "it was crowded
?" Wouldn't being clear in your speech
be a worthwhile goal?
I really don't like when I have to infer
more of a person's intended
meaning than they actually verbalize.
Given the vagueness of everyday speech and the general duplicity of conversation of my workplace, I don't get to enjoy language as often as I'd like.