Thursday, June 9, 2011

A word or two on words

“So avoid using the word ‘very’ because it’s lazy. A man is not very tired, he is exhausted. Don’t use very sad, use morose. Language was invented for one reason, boys - to woo women - and, in that endeavour, laziness will not do. It also won’t do in your essays.” - John Keating, Dead Poet’s Society

A rich vocabulary is sexy.
Sexier than a rich man. 
Communication, being my strength, also becomes my weakness. 
In that the lack of it causes despair.

Or at least thats the reason I attribute the fair many (many many) 'single' months 
in my inactively non-existent "romantic life" to.
My inability to use/understand Japanese nuances in more intimately social situations.

Not that I am complaining. Single is the new blue.
But there were some long and cold winters in between. 
Literally and figuratively. 

Luckily that has finally changed, 
with me gaining a somewhat more comprehensible grasp 
on this (godforsaken/beautiful) language. 
Or perhaps just gaining more confidence knowing I have very little time left in the country.

No, I still am fancy-free, 
but with a newfound appreciation for the, charm.
And about time too!

But alas, we shall see how that turns out later.
For now I must invest my own currently dwindling vocabulary into writing my thesis.
One month to go. 


Anonymous said...

You are awesome.


Irie Ninja said...

I just read this (Bera!) and I love what you did there!

Oh Captain, my captain!

Sharky said...

@anon: You are anonymous.

#justsaying ;)

@irie Ninja:
I would have loved to have stood on my desk in high school, cept they were so ancient they probably would have collapsed.
ps. That's a killer name, all pun intended.