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December 21, 2008
Fondness

I have a fondness for many things, but that’s another word I don’t use in writing that often. I dislike words that end in “ness” and especially “lessness”. Like “shamelessness.” I feel like there could be a different way to express “shamelessness” than using that awkward word. It’s like that “not – un” construction Orwell was bitching about in that essay we read for ENG 214. I notice “not – un” constructions every day now, and I laugh about them in the back of my mind. I don’t want everyone thinking I’m crazy. Laughing at words makes my life worth living.