Where once there were multiple words, now there’s just multiple


Once coupled primarily with sclerosis, choice or orgasm, the word “multiple” has become the darling of the media recently. Multiple attacks; multiple air strikes, multiple times, multiple candidates… well, you get the idea.

According to the folks at Merriam-Webster, many, ironically multiple, words, exist that are just as appropriate including: countless, innumerable, numberless, uncountable, unnumbered, untold; several, some; miscellaneous, mixed, sundry, various; divers, manifold, multifarious, myriad.

C’mon … multifarious and myriad? Those are great words. To say nothing of  slew, plethora, a whole whack and bloody great gobs of – OK, maybe I’m getting carried away. Why have the media opted to go with one word when … multiple options exist? Let’s get back to using more words, it doesn’t cost anything and it’s much nicer to the ear!

Published by DCMontreal

DCMontreal - Deegan Charles Stubbs - is a Montreal writer born and raised who likes to establish balance and juxtapositions; a bit of this and a bit of that, a dash of Yin and a soupçon of Yang, some Peaks and an occasional Frean and maybe a bit of a sting in the tail! Please follow DCMontreal on Twitter and on Facebook, and add him on Google+

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