Letter: STRAIGHT TO THE point.
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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