Saturday, April 30, 2011

Scary words...



Many years ago I read an item that I have since sought on the internet, unfortunately without success. That item was that a study had been carried out in various countries to find the words that raised the most negative feelings.

In Europe the word was “war”, not unsurprising when you consider that nearly all countries in Europe have invaded, been invaded or engaged in wars, many within living memory at the time of the study. Today most European families have memories of family members and loved ones lost to war.

No doubt the same would apply to the Middle East today.

In Australia, in contrast, the word that created the most negative feelings was “shark”.

Feel free to form your own conclusions and opinions.

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