233 Ways to Say Something Nice
Do you ever worry that you’re overusing certain words, like maybe great or amazing? Author E.B. White famously said,
Avoid the elaborate, the pretentious, the coy and the cute. Do not be tempted by a twenty-dollar word when there is a ten-center handy, ready and able.
That’s good advice, but as he also showed us in Charlotte’s Web, sometimes you have to do a little searching to find new ways to say something positive. Charlotte had to send her friends to search through a garbage dump for magazine scraps just to get some ideas. This list should make it a little easier for you to mix up your language a bit.
Image credit: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White, illustration by Garth Williams.