THE WORDS WE USE
Why do we choose the words we use? As a writer I wonder about these things.
For example, take the description of Chocolate.
How is chocolate described most of the time on TV cooking shows?
What do they mean? Chocolate is extremely desirable, a taste treat one can spent the evening enjoying.
But what does decadent really mean?
Corrupt, immoral, degenerate, debased, debauched, self-indulgent, characterized by decadence, esp. culturally or morally: a decadent life of excessive money and no sense of responsibility.
I don't know about you, I don't think of chocolate that way.How about saying chocolate is luxuriant? It means somewhat the same thing only with more positive context: rich, silky, abundant in glorious taste.
Images from [Closet Cooking: Chocolate Cheesecake]
There are other words I wonder about.
Sinful, as in pleasures
What do you think?