When I was in secondary school, the last two years of it (16-17), I wasn’t much of bright student. I failed Additional Math, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, History and even what we call Bahasa Malaysia (the national language of Malaysia which is Malay). Well, not failing them entirely but I was more or less on the fence. The only subject I did good in was English. I didn’t really master the language but I was OK.
One of my lecturer once said that, if you want to know the language you are most proficient in is by knowing what language you use in your dreams. I think he made a good point there.
Although in some ways, I could say I speak and do write well in English (trying not to be proud here), I try to learn new words when I can. And a Facebook friend posted this link on her wall on the 100 most beautiful words in the English language. I clicked the link and what did I get? Words that I didn’t know existed until then. Wikes! I still have a long way to go if I ever wan’t to be a good writer. I have to know how to use words and structure them well.
Words like “comely” or “ailurophile,” are just two out of many (x100) words that I just came to know of. You can check the list yourself. Click here. And do share some of the words you found on the list that you just recently found out existed.