Friday, March 16, 2007

Long words we like to use and their shorter/simpler alternatives

I like using big words. So does the Times of India. And The Telegraph. And other newspapers too. Here are some big words and their alternatives:
  1. Envisaged: "It’s a role reversal neither Joydeb Ghosh nor Ganesh Koley ever envisaged in Singur." How about "foresaw" instead?
  2. Bastion: Fortress

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