Since picking up quilting again, I spend time every day (probably too much time!) browsing quilt-related blogs. I enjoy many more posts and quilts than I comment on. But when I do comment, I find myself repeating the same words and phrases. Beautiful! Gorgeous! Striking! Where is that vocabulary I supposedly developed at college? Where is the brilliance and insight I am so sure I demonstrate regularly IRL. Okay, maybe not. But at least once in a while. When I have coffee. And there is a full moon. Or something.
Luckily, the internet has come to my rescue. Today I received an email from StumbleUpon introducing a site that may just have the answer to all my problems: Synonym’s for the 96 most commonly used words in the English Language. This is it. From now on, instead of ‘beautiful’, I will choose from their list of synonyms:
pretty, lovely, handsome, attractive, gorgeous, dazzling, splendid, magnificent, comely, fair, ravishing, graceful, elegant, fine, exquisite, aesthetic, pleasing, shapely, delicate, stunning, glorious, heavenly, resplendent, radiant, glowing, blooming, sparkling
Instead of ‘amazing’, I will choose from
incredible, unbelievable, improbable, fabulous, wonderful, fantastic, astonishing, astounding, extraordinary
If by some reason I forget everything my mother has taught me and decide to comment on some minor flaw in the quilt, well then, instead of ‘bad’, I can choose:
evil, immoral, wicked, corrupt, sinful, depraved, rotten, contaminated, spoiled, tainted, harmful, injurious, unfavorable, defective, inferior, imperfect, substandard, faulty, improper, inappropriate, unsuitable, disagreeable, unpleasant, cross, nasty, unfriendly, irascible, horrible, atrocious, outrageous, scandalous, infamous, wrong, noxious, sinister, putrid, snide, deplorable, dismal, gross, heinous, nefarious, base, obnoxious, detestable, despicable, contemptible, foul, rank, ghastly, execrable
My next comment on your blog may just look something like this:
What a comely quilt! Your use of color is truly improbable! I hope one day I will have the courage to beget such a titanic quilt and achieve binding that is as mighty as yours. My own bindings always turn out so sinister.
You can thank The Internet.