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Letter: STRAIGHT TO THE point.

Byline: T G Noel Egerton

IT has often been said that English has more words than other modern languages, but when I listen to my radio I am appalled when I hear and read almost every day the constant use of what I can only describe as echoic words used for emphasis and as superlatives.

Words such as really-really, very-very, much much, too-too, awfully-awfully, dark-dark, beautiful-beautiful, horrible-horrible, wonderful-wonderful, enormous-enormous, slowly-slowly, goody-goody, quietly-quietly, et cetera (hardly English).

I wonder whether today's schoolteachers are paying attention to this trend?

T G Noel Egerton Heol Cefn Mably Lisvane
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Publication:South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Mar 23, 2009
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