13 Matching Annotations
  1. May 2021
  2. Mar 2021
    1. If you’re a puzzle fan and own any type of Windows, MacOS or even Linux computer,

      why "or even Linux"? why not "or even Mac"?

    1. This word is often used negatively for when someone is acting too much like a teacher.
  3. Feb 2021
    1. Like Humpty Dumpty proclaimed in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less."
    1. The word home, for instance, has a denotation of “the place (such as a house or apartment) where a person lives,” but it may additionally have many connotations (such as “warmth,” “security,” or “childhood”) for some people.
    2. While each of these two words has several possible meanings, they are notably distinct from each other in all senses. Denotation is concerned with explicit meaning, and connotation tends to be concerned with implicit meaning.
  4. Jul 2020
  5. Feb 2019
    1. rhetoric came under attack

      I think it could be argued that rhetoric continues to be under attack today. The term "rhetoric" often carries a negative connotation, as can be seen recently through popularized terms such as "political rhetoric" or "media rhetoric." Many people throw around the term rhetoric without knowing what they are saying or referring to.

  6. Sep 2013
    1. eulogy

      I really like the use of "Eulogy" here. This is a word that has a lot of connotation. Obviously, it is something that happens after one's death, but it also is from someone who knows the deceased well. It's also something look highly upon, like being on a soapbox or in the spot-light.

    1. Gorgias in his modesty replied that he would,

      Gorgias and modesty are two things that don't go hand-in-hand. Downplaying Gorgias? "Modesty" is a charged word

    1. She produced the greatest erotic desires in most men.

      GREAT connotation. A very good and to-the-point way to create and identify with a characteristic. Pathos might be a stretch, but it is a term that pops up in my head.