September 17, 2002
Ever notice how heavily native speakers of English depend on certain words for emphasis? We add a few 'reallys', half dozen 'verys', multiple exclamation points, and such. The English language is so rich with words that never get used. I know it lacks in some ways, but there are ways in which it doesn't, and people don't seem to take due advantage of them. A thesaurus is a must, my friends; a thesaurus and better education in language arts. And never underestimate the power of the made-up word. It's amazing how easily some of them can be understood by others.