Friday, July 28, 2017

words

I've heard people say that the English language has too many words in it,
I could not disagree more!
I love words.
I remember vocabulary list assignments in school would take me 3x  what it could have because I would start reading the dictionary...
bamboozle, firefly, scintillate, humidor and so on...
I love swear words too they are blunt instruments in language, they get the emotions out there and I find that useful sometimes... they don't really offend me, but they can be misused and can get really ugly.
I found this podcast on the c-word really interesting especially its prehistoric origins.  
(your mileage may vary, don't bother if you really don't want to hear people swearing)

words in play 

6 comments:

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

great pod cast. not just the words, but the anthropological info...hunting/gathering
transitioning to Ownership....

alsokaizen said...

it resonated to me, a power twisted against itself

Ms. said...

Assuming you know of Merlin Stone "When God Was a Woman"--that was my first contact, then Marija Gimbutas

(one hour}

https://youtu.be/BjE2-H1R9Zs

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

on windthread tonight...meant A LOT

alsokaizen said...

I haven't read "When God Was a Woman" (yet) I've just started Marija Gimbutas' "Language of the Goddess" I find myself really interested in the older symbols, the ones that have stuck around for all this time.

Saskia van Herwaarden said...

hi there, am listening to the podcast, travelled here through Grace's post; must be serendipity as my latest post is about thoughts running along these lines