Wasteland Kings

Tag: words

(By the way, this post refers to something in the realm of politics, but no part of it is meant to endorse ANY candidate. It’s about our culture and not about how you should vote.) Words matter. Their definition matters just as much. Our understanding of a word’s definition makes a big difference when it comes to communicating. Take the word ‘duck’ for example. It has more than one meaning and this ambiguity can at times hinder clear communication. When I…

It started with a couple of words. I still remember siting in my kitchen and talking with one of my former roommates. We were discussing something pretty ordinary when he said two words which struck me deeply. He mentioned that a friend gave someone ‘unsolicited advice’. While the words weren’t directed at me, it felt like a weight hit me right in the heart. In that moment, I realized most of my previous advice to people had come out of…

This series of articles on sarcasm started when a friend of mine pointed out that some of my sarcastic comments towards other people were kind of cutting. He and I both knew that most of my sarcasm was playful and that’s why he needed to take the time to point that out. Previously, I had justified my cutting comments with the fact that I just making a joke and that my friends knew that I didn’t mean what I said…