A rich, varied vocabulary will give you nuance and depth to your expressions.
I am angry!
I am very angry!
I am super angry!
Not varied and nuanced:
You could express yourself like this!
Can you think of more Swedish words for angry?
Different words give different weight
to what you are expressing.
Being furious is worse
than feeling a little huffy.
Being pissed off is more modern
than feeling vexed!
Another way to use language to show
nuance and depth is by using a metaphor.
A metaphor is when we refer to something by mentioning another thing.
Metaphors for anger
Be careful not to turn your metaphor into a simile.
Usually: similes use "like" or "as".
They stirred up the hornet's nest by mentioning
lay offs at the factory.
Angry like a hornet!
I am so furious, I have reached my boiling point!
I am so angry I could erupt!
A euphemism is when we describe an action (usually: sex, bodily functions, death)
by using more innocent sounding words.
Going to the bath room:
Excuse me, I'm going to go powder my nose.
I am going to the little boys' room.
I am going to see a man about a horse.
I am going to drain the lizzard.
I am taking a leak.
Pray to the porcelain god
Talk to Ralph on the White telephone
Toss a sidewalk pizza
The beast with two backs.
The horizontal mambo
(Shakespeare ca. 1604 Othello)
Going all the way
Pushing up daisies.
Bite the dust.
Taking a dirt nap.
He finally kicked his oxygen habit
He passed away
I am surfing the crimson wave...
It's my time of the month...
My aunt Flo is visiting...
I am NOT pregnant...
It's my lady business...
Euphemisms for anger
Go Ape shit!
Have a meltdown
Have a hissy fit
Even euphemism have different weight and
usefulness depending on who you are talking to.
You might not want to use "shit Frisbees"
when speaking with your grand mother.
With her you might tell her you
are having a hissy fit.
So now we know we can communicate the same thing in many different ways!
"Scintillate, scintillate globule lucific
Vain would I fathom
thy nature specific!"
"Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder where you are."
Let us play a game!
I give you a word and you come up with as many synonyms as possible.
The winning group gets cookies!
1. Divide into two teams, decide who will be your Messenger.
2. You are going to Think of synonyms for the Word "Beautiful".
3. Start by thinking of synonyms for ten minutes and
your Messenger will write these down
5. Scrunch them into balls
6. Take turns tossing them to your Champion
A toss from the third level = 3 point
Second Level= 2 points
first level = 1 point
Easy on the eyes