Banish “Interesting”

I’m trying to excise the word “interesting” from my conversational and written vocabulary, because it doesn’t actually say anything. Whenever I catch myself about to say or write the word, I pause, and try to answer the question “what specific feature of that thing or concept has caught my attention?” instead. Because that’s more important to convey.

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I checked “interesting” in the thesaurus to see what alternatives could be used, and “thought-provoking” sounded pretty good. Until on reflection I realised there kind of by definition isn’t anything in human awareness that isn’t thought-provoking.

Hmm – will stick to “cool”, at least everyone knows it’s a pointless filler word without pretension.

But I think posting a photo-only blog as your next item is cheating a bit 😉

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