Just a thought
No Comments »2nd November, 2006; Category: Just a Thought
How important does a person have to be before they are considered assassinated instead of just murdered?
Words are strange.
Words are powerful.
You never know exactly what they mean, or how they are being used by a writer or a speaker. There are so many nuances with words in English which just add so much colour to our language. In the quote above, two words, “murdered” and “assassinated” are used. To that we might add “slaughtered” and “man-slaughter.” Why not just say “killed.” That is because each word has different shades of meaning, each word has implications for the reader or listener and each would draw on different emotions.