“100 Beautiful and Ugly Words”

Mark Nichol


He basically wanted to inform people of their word usage and what certain terms really mean. He wanted people to understand the meanings of words and whether they were distasteful or not based on their usage. He also wanted to give people much more vivid words to use in everyday writing, to make them sound a bit smarter. People should have the best word usage, usage that makes you notice the words and get the feeling they may give off.



The intended audience is most likely people who want to know certain words, their definitions, and when or when not to use them. For example, if a person wanted to describe an object with a specific word, but weren’t quite sure exactly what it meant, they could look at this article and determine whether it would be appropriate or not. 


The general audience would most likely be adults who spend a lot of their day talking with others or writing, who might not be too clear on their word/phrase usage, or might not have the best word choice to make a piece of writing interesting.



He thinks that people should know these words and how to use them to make their speech and writing a little bit brighter and much more interesting, to make others understand and connect with the words. I know because he, in  a way, emphasizes this in the first couple paragraphs.


People should have better knowledge of word usage, and when or when not to use certain words. In knowing these words and their meanings, people will be able to write interesting stories that give off a strong connection for an audience.


“Enrich the poetry of your prose by applying words that provide precise connotation while also evoking emotional responses.” This means he wants people’s writing/speech to sound better, in such a way that others might “feel” the words and not just hear them.


“One of the many fascinating features of our language is how often words with pleasant associations are also quite pleasing on the tongue and even to the eye,” He wants people to use beautiful and ugly words to make the audience feel the beauty or ugliness of a piece of writing. he want the writer to make the audience feel, see, and hear the words in a way they can connect with and understand.


“...many words, by contrast, acoustically and visually corroborate their disagreeable nature...” He wants people to realise that some words could be beautiful and sound ugly, while other words could be ugly and sound beautiful. People need to watch the way they use these.


“Are their sounds suggestive of their quality, or does their meaning wholly determine their effect on us?” He mostly wants writers to question their word usage. Is it used right? Do I know what I’m saying? Does it fit the story? All of these are things to keep in mind while trying to make a story with vivid words and phrases...