The other day, when I was talking of a friend, I spoke of her thus, "There is much concealed behind that cheerful face. Her amicable demeanour betrays many a tragedy".
That left me wondering. Did I really have to use such long words to articulate my thoughts? Imagine if we had nursery rhymes like,
" Scintillate, scintillate globule vivific, Fain would I fathom thy nature specific."
Such circumstances would, as the cliche goes, create catastrophes of colossal proportions.
So, boys and girls, I have made up my mind. When I speak or write, you will not find any long words. I will use the good old short words - like the sun, the moon, the stars and the likes.
short words will start to chime
and this will bring forth some rhyme
Aye Aye, Sir! Short sweet words that please the eye and the ear and the tongue and the heart and the mind and the soul.
Why use long words when short words can shed light on big things with grace and charm. Use long words when you think they do you no harm.
And if you read this piece aloud, you will know that the tongue likes bright, sharp, quick terse, swift, brisk short words.
So love them or hate them, but short words are fine!
(PS: the last six paragraphs emerged as a result of a deliberate attempt at writing something with only single syllable words.)