#AtoZChallenge: Great! Or Great.


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Great is one of those words that depends so much on tone. How are you feeling this Monday morning?



I still have to empty the dishwasher.


See what I mean? Genuine, sarcastic, “great” has it all.

Maybe, ironically, because it doesn’t say much. What is “great?” Not a word you’d use while writing, really, unless it’s something a character would say. Then, of course, it’s great.

Because of the duality.

Not many words have that instant flexibility, that built-in self contradiction.

Meanwhile I have much Monday to Monday, shoulder to the wheel and all those cliches.

No need to worry about me, though. I’m great.

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4 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge: Great! Or Great.

  1. debscarey

    Oh my yes, tone of voice – that nuance writers have to find a way to get across to our readers. I have to admit being a user of the sarcastic version of this word rather more than the positive. I may have to give that some work …


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