Miss Bates hates the word “exquisite.” I don’t have strong opinions about exquisite. It’s a fragile word and thus problematic to assign to a person (though I’ll admit I did use it in Brave in Heart; the hero applies it to a longed-for reunion).
Our associations with language are idiosyncratic, the result of reading, personality, accent, and conversation. Here’s mine.
This is a list of words I like:
And this is a list of words I hate:
- Hurl (and its adjectives)