Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Silly Semantics

Most of my friends will tell you that I am fffffaaarrrrr from a "high maintenance" person. There are a few areas, though, that I would beg to differ. One of them being the area of semantics. I'm a little freaky about which words I select at which times. Enter: the beginning of a new series on my blog: : "Silly Semantics."

I'm not always in line with Mr. Webster. I'm more of a connotative person. So, here's today's lesson:

Poor vs. Broke

Poor is a state of mind. Broke applies to having no money in one's wallet.

I am not poor.

I am broke.

Anyone think this sounds familiar? Yes, I agree with Mr. Ramsey on this one. Thought it would be a great way to start Silly Semantics. More to come. :)


Leah said...

Oh, can't wait to read more!

Rach said...

oh, I always thought it was the past tense of break....but alas, English is my 2nd language....so I guess I'd better start studying again. :)