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Today’s TIE #FlashFiveFriday comes from Donna Brown:
Lying in bed last night, in a house distinctly lacking in warmth (the boiler’s playing up!), I thought about what a funny double-meaning word ‘Warmth’ is, as many of the prompt terms have been. I haven’t chosen them for ambiguity or double-meanings in most cases. In fact, it’s often only when I’ve come to write the #FlashFiveFriday post myself that I realise.
I put this down to how strange the English language is. We have so many words that sound the same (saw, sore, soar) but mean completely different things, yet – not content with that – we’re pulling extra meanings from sole words. Warmth can refer to a person’s characteristic of benevolence and kindness, as well as the cosy atmosphere created by a lovely roaring fire.
I love our language and all its idiosyncrasies but sometimes I feel greatly relieved that I learnt it as my first language, rather than trying to take it on later as a second!
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