Re: virus: trust and obey

Wed, 17 Mar 1999 22:41:32 -0800

Fair enough.


Eric Boyd wrote:
> Hi,
> KMO <> writes:
> <<
> As I understand it, English has its roots in two seperate language
> traditions which gives us a lot of synonyms.
> >>
> Yes, and often those words have differentiated from each other, one
> becoming stronger and the other weaker (or what-have-you). This is
> exactly why a thesaurus is actually useful -- words with similar
> meanings are not the same, and often a different word with the same
> basic meaning gets your point across better.
> I would contend that, *in every case*, a sentence which uses "faith"
> instead of "trust" or "confidence" (or any other related word)
> expresses a stronger sentiment. You can prove this wrong with just
> one example.
> ERiC