“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
Amen. 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 local...er, 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. Cannot.bloody.wait.