Friday, November 10, 2006

Verbal diarrhoea

My dad often used to say that I have verbal diarrhoea , I may be a chatterbox but don't exaclty have verbal diarrhoea ..you mite be wondering what all this is about ..ya so this article is not about the diadvantages and advantages of me being a chatter box .:-) ..its basically about VD ..so wat exaclty is VD ..here's my definition ..using a load of words ..complex ones and unnecessarily twisted ideas to make sentenes sound erudite ..when actually the thing can be explained in a much simpler sense with far simpler ideas ...

A major part of the academia suffers from this disease ..just one look at the IEEE papers and you can easily make out that..( i will surely put in some examples here as and when I come across them ..) ..
In my undergrad there was this author I wanted to sue..coz he wrote a book using all this hi -fi language and I just could not figure out what he meant to say ..Intially I thought it was my ignorance but later on I figured out the way that book was written it was not meant to be understood ...
I read a lot of books and what I have found is that a piece of writing is even more profound if it can convey great ideas with simple sentences . There in lies the prowess of the writer ..To write complex stuff using complex sentences implies that even the author has not understood the concept in its completeness .

One more clan of people who suffer from this disease is present day teeenagers ..ya well other people too ...basically people who talk loose ..they do not value the meaning and implication of the words they use ...Abuses have become everyday slang these days ..coz thats supposed to be the in thing ..but what these people dnt realise is that words can coz a lot of damage ..actions just coz physical damages which can be recuperated over time ..but words linger for a long while ..
words are a very imp representation of oneself and thats how they should be valued ...

1 comment:

Savior said...

simplicity is the best policy!