Monday, 15 February 2016

Word of the Week | INEFFABLE

Happy Monday everyone! I hope everyone's having a good start to their half-term if you're at school/college etc. Welcome back to Word of the Week - the best and only way to start your afternoon.
lunar look word of the week ineffable
Definition: too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words

This week's word isn't really that complex or obscure but it's one that holds a special place in my soul. In language we seek to express our thoughts/feelings/experiences with the aim of connecting with other human beings - whether that be to inspire, to humour, to educate - and words are the medium through which that connection is often made. We can never know exactly how somebody else is feeling, but through words we can hope to understand. The English language is constantly evolving but there are still many 'things' which it is incapable of expressing through just twenty-six letters. And that's a beautiful thing. Maybe the best things in life are those that transcend human comprehension and hence language. Sometimes no amount of words will do a subject justice.

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