The other day I was thinking about words and how misused, underused, overused and not-at-all used they are in today’s world.
I’m not sure when the saying “my bad” came about but when someone says that to me I ask “Your bad what?” Or when they say “Just sayin’” I ask “You’re saying what?”
Yes, I may be a jerk about it...but perhaps you can chalk it up to being raised and reared in a school system and family that accepted nothing less than good grammar.
In the movie Fred Claus starring Vince Vaughn, Vince’s character tells D.J. Donnie to use his words after D.J. starts hitting him.
In the last few years, I’ve looked up ghosted, woke, sus, twerk, and crickets.
What’s happened to words we can understand???? Where did our vocabulary go???? Even my niece told her mom when she was teaching her to text that it is considered permissible to text without using correct grammar because it’s quicker.
The words you use...what you say...how you say them will always be your choice. However, remember that they also reflect who you are.
If you were meeting a client, you would wear something more professional than you would if you were going to the market. What you wear at that first meeting will definitely make an impression.
Your words will do the same. Like it or not, we all can be judgy.
~Make the dictionary your friend.
~Try learning a new word every day or week. James Dray used to share a new word with us in his daily posts.
~Read out loud to yourself! It helps your vocabulary!
As you begin the week, think about what words you’re using. Learn a new word. Practice using it!
The limits of my language are the limits of my world.
Vocabulary is a matter of word-building as well as a matter of word-using. David Crystal
One forgets words as one forgets names. One’s vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die. Evelyn Waugh