High on Words

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“Language is the ability to acquire and use complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so, and a language is any specific example of such a system.” – Wikipedia.

(Even I wanna find this guy who updated the Wikipedia page for “Language”)

For me, language is a means of communication. There are different components in the framework of language – letters, words, phrases, sentences, paragraph etc.

You know we have 26 letters in English alphabet, just 26; and do you know how many words we have? 1,025,109.8 (don’t ask me how I arrived at this number – I Googled it, and I have no clue what is 0.8th of a word). And what do we get out of a fraction of 1,025,109 – MAGIC! Yeah, words can create magic.

Sorcery of words can cast a spell of awareness, creativity, emotion, idea, imagination and inspiration. They can give hope. With them, you can create a world of your own. Words are one of the most fascinating things I have ever encountered in my life. They come in different shape and size, just like women.  Words can have character and attitude; they are as alive as you and me. They demand love and respect from us. They can motivate or annihilate us, so we should choose our words wisely. Yet they are just a group of letters concatenated together that makes some sense (unlike women).

I feel that everyone should write once in a while as a hobby or habit. It’s one of the easiest modes of self-expression. Write whatever you want, whatever you feel; try to stay true to your emotions. This world needs storytellers.

I believe, a man is his character and attitude. Have you ever wondered how your ancestors were like, in terms of character or attitude? We have heard stories from our parents; but we will never know how our great-grandparents were like, what were their experiences, their feelings or emotions. Okay, what if you find an old scrapbook documented with their thoughts and experiences! Now that would be something, isn’t it? That’s the power of writing. I feel everybody should maintain a journal. You will be gone one day but your thoughts, memories or experiences will become eternal. The moments you lived won’t be with you in your grave, they will live forever in a different form for the next generations to read.

Words can change the world, they can touch the soul.


P.S:  This is why I write 😀

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154 thoughts on “High on Words

  1. Well, I’m home! I have l-o-n-g been in love with words. Thanks so much for following my blog so I could jump over to read this post.

    Last November I wrote a post as part of my Monday-Grumpy-Monday Series entitled “Give Me My Thousand WORDS!” — I’ll be revisiting it later today to add a link to this article in the Related ’round the Web section. I’ll also be keeping my eye on you – I love your writing style. Following BACK!
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
    – ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder –
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  2. I love that words can create a whole world in your head without really trying. Like saying: The smell of rain and suddenly you can smell it, feel it, and hear it, Language is also frustrating. When you know there is a word to describe what you feel but you can’t find it.

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  3. beautiful article,a perfect tribute to language 🙂 I think finding a language was one of the greatest discoveries of mankind. 🙂 We have made a world of our own with languages -books,film,writing,discussion,.quite unlike the animal kingdom.Great post JD 🙂

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