Last night as I laid in bed about to fall asleep, a thought came to mind for a blogpost. I was thinking how powerful a word can be used in different ways to communicate its meaning in a sentence.
Take for example this phrase, which I use quite commonly now.
Creative spaced out Malaysian
If we broke it down into parts, I’m saying that I’m a creative (designer) Malaysian who daydreams. It would mean the same if I were to phrase it this way too.
Creatively spaced out Malaysian
Except, this phrase could also mean I’m a Malaysian who daydreams in a creative manner.
Now what about if I phrased it this way.
Spaced out creative Malaysian
This doesn’t say I’m a designer. Just a creative Malaysian who’s spaced out. In this context, I could also be using “spaced out” to represent “awesome”.
So this is just another spaced out thought I had before falling into dreamland. And my realization of how powerful a word can be depending how we choose to use it.