For many years, the English language has been filled with confusing words and sentences. It is ridden with words with thousands of meanings and meanings with thousands of words. In these segments, I aim at rooting out the issues with language and start: An English Rebellion
I have nothing against big words themselves. However, the problem is that many words nowadays that are big are just fancier words for a smaller, simple word.
I’m sure you can think of thousands of useless words that have simple alternatives, but let’s use a word that some people use, like the word ‘luminous.’ In my dictionary, the definition of the word ‘luminous’ is bright, which is what most people use it to mean, so I ask you, dear readers, why does the word exist? Why not just have the word ‘bright?’
Doesn’t seem that “bright” does it? (See what I did there?)
Perhaps, you might see this and suddenly realize the thousands of other common words that are replaced with bigger fancier sounding alternatives. Perhaps, you will so moved by this, that you will move to rebellion and that is what I am asking you to do.
Last time, I asked you to rebel against silent letters, and now I am asking you to rebel against the unnecessary big words. From now on, every word will have it’s own meaning, which it shares with no other word big or small. Everyone will know what every word means without any ambiguity. No longer will conversations end by looking in a dictionary.
In a world like this, everyone will be able to understand each other without any confusion. Now let’s make that world a reality.
-The Anon Rebel
Sign up to join the English Rebellion here: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/an-english-rebellion/
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