If there was an option to delete a word from the dictionary. I believe I would love to delete the word "Why". The only word that bothers me is 'WHY.' Why is the most frustrating word for me. And it always bothers me until I find the answer. Which word upsets you the most?
Here’s a few lines dedicated to the word ‘Why’ but still I would love to delete it because it causes tension
“The word that brings everything to question,
Possibly, a big reason to many inventions ” ~ Misbah
Which word would you love to delete if you were given the opportunity to delete a word from the dictionary....
Thank you so much!
I would get rid of the word "nice". We use it so much that it has become meaningless,
I like this question as it promotes two kinds of thought. One a passing glance while the other pensive. At first from a tad of emotion I thought tobacco with all its connotations and then cancer. Yet, after a good nap and a peek at Google University I see tobacco does have medicinal value. hmmmm . . .
Just now pondering your word - why, I decided I would say, Because is my choice.
I don't think there is a single word that I would delete from the dictionary because, being an editor, I find merit in them all. If one word doesn't work, then try another. There are some slang meanings to legitimate words that I don't like. "Gay" for instance. Gay is a lovely word that was given a sophomoric meaning for homosexual. I think that was blasphemy.
Please don't misunderstand me here. I'm not homophobic, and I have homosexual friends. "Homosexual" is a term just as "quadriplegic" is a term for a person. But one wouldn't pick out a cutesy term for a quadriplegic.
Misbah. Thank you for the interesting question. I have thought about this carefully, and you may think my answer is a joke, but I assure you I am being serious.
The word I would most like to delete from the dictionary is: "diarrhoea."
It doesn't matter how many times I write it (countless sick notes supposedly by my mother so I could get out of school lol) I still have to look up the spelling in the dictionary every time...I cannot for the life of me memorize it! Overall, I just find it a very "shitty" word
I think if I still lived in Britain I would have the same opinion as you! Perhaps on some occasions you could pretend that you were from North America and spell it "diarrhea." I find this much easier to remember.
Very Interesting answer. Ha Ha!
John, do you really want to delete this word? Lol!!
Diarrhoea is an alternative form of diarrhea. Right?
You made me laugh so hard that my cheeks hurt. Lol!!
With a lot of stress on the word 'WHY' : Why don't you try writing it as diarrhea?
See 'why' struck again, which is why I just don't like the word "why."
I really enjoyed your answer. Thank you for putting a smile on my face. Stay cheerful
John, leave it to you. That's the best reply that I've seen yet!
Misbah I think we should delete "MAYBE".The word is so devoid of any commitment. It is almost as if we are using this word to avoid any blame or even any reference or quote to come back to us.MAYBE is a sign of a weak and indecisive mind.
Ravi, I read it somewhere else on web before that the word 'maybe' is a loser’s word but I personally think that sometimes this word also gives us a little hope.
I believe, there are too many questions, and too many maybes. Thank you so much for your kind response.
Blessings to you!
Well I was thinking of:-
Because it’s too long to easily remember, say or spell, but then again it’s too nice a word; so I would say:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pneumonou … noconiosis
As the word I choose that should be deleted from the dictionary, as it’s far too long.
I can say it Anyway, it's not a dictionary word, it's a place name.
I suggest 'Covid'.
Yep, the first word I thought of is a place name; but the 2nd word I chose is a dictionary word - which as described by Wikipedia in the above link has been published by the Oxford Dictionaries.
It is nice to see your response. Covid should be removed but not just from the dictionary
Peace and Blessings!
Ha, Ha . . . I was thinking Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious, but it is way too much fun, fun, fun
Oh! that is an extraordinary good and wonderful suggestion
Thank you so much, Tim, for sharing this fascinating but difficult to spell word.
Yep, far to much fun to loose.
Good one. If I remember my high school drama class, we were taught that there was no such word in the English language. That it was a made up word because of the rhythm. I guess the songwriter took poetic license with it.
Just imagine how tough that word would be to spell for someone suffering from that lung disease. It should be removed. Very fantastic idea. The name of the place is also extremely long; I'm wondering if people in Wales say it or if they've found an alternative name for that place.
Thank you so much for your very interesting response
Blessing to you!!
Yes, and I should imagine it would be difficult for people who suffer from dyslexia to spell these words.
And yes, there is an alternative name for Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, the village's official short form name is Llanfairpwllgwyngyll.
This is much better. Thank you for telling
Yep, much better.
Yes, easier for the poor English folk
Did you know, all Brits spoke a version of Welsh back in the day? It's fascinating.
"Yes, easier for the poor English folk "
I was just expecting such an answer. I love your sarcasm
How many languages can you speak? Curious to know . . .
Yep, I knew - it is part of our history, which I find fascinating; especially as I’m interested in genealogy, and learning about our history helps to put a bit of flesh on the bones of my family history research.
Although I can’t speak it, I love hearing the welsh language, to me it’s so musical. My maternal grandmother was brought up in Wales as a kid during the 1st world war, and she could speak a little welsh.
And in doing our DNA on Ancestry I have 18% Welsh DNA, my wife has 40% Irish DNA (no surprise there as her father was born in Belfast); and our son has 31% Celtic DNA.
So I might be English by birth, and both my paternal (Somerset) and maternal (Gloucestershire) ancestors can be traced back to the Norman invasion of 1066, but I have more admiration for the Celts, including Kernow (Cornwall), than I do for the Anglo-Saxons and Normans.
What is its English translation? I'm just curious
“The Church of St Mary in the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio near a red cave”
It was a made-up name in the 19th century because the village wanted to have the longest name. It was a publicity stunt. The original village name was Pwllgwyngyll, which means 'the pool of the white hazels'.
The railway station was called 'Llanfair', so they added all the rest of the name to it.
And if you are wondering where all the vowels are 'w' (oo) and 'y' (uh or ih) are vowels in Welsh
Every sports announcer likes to use the word "physicality" to describe how tough and aggressive a player is. I'm not even sure that's the best word choice or usage, but it just sounds doofy.
If I can watch sports without hearing the word "physicality" ever again I would be pretty happy about it.
Here’s something interesting. Please see number 28.
https://bleacherreport.com/articles/807 … -in-sports
Thank you so much for your interesting response.
If you delete " Why" then whatcha gonna do???
Those questions just don't magically disappear.
As for deleting one word I'm not sure. Let me think on it.
I think I would omit the word "no". However, someone would probably create an alternate with the same meaning pretty fast.
All inventions and discoveries are products of “why, so you shouldn't delete it.
Yes, the world has made many big discoveries and inventions because of the word 'WHY' like I want to discover : why you deleted your previous comment on this forum?
Now again this question with the word 'Why' will keep me irritating that "Why" you did so? Please take some time to answer
If I have to delete a word, I would delete 'If', because most of the time we keep thinking that 'If I had not said those words', If I was having more money...', 'If it was sunny today...' and so on. We don't appreciate the present/reality but keep thinking of 'Ifs'.
Hence my choice is the word 'If'.
Moist. I dislike the word as do many people; I guess. Haha
Why delete any words? Even with 100% of them being in use, the world is displaying a pathetic lack of understanding each other. Even Shakespeare with his vocabulary wouldn't help the situation. I bet you, there are those who have no clue about what I just said -- you just can't make it simple enough for everybody.
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