Sep '04 - Apr '06
This was brought to my attention last term: people in our school (students and professors alike) use the word "interesting" way too often. "I found such-and-such interesting," or "What you've done here is really interesting," or "So-and-so presents some interesting ideas on such-and-such." It doesn't matter what you fill in the blanks with; these statements lack precision and thus more or less resist inquiry. If it didn't interest you, you probably wouldn't have begun talking in the first place, yes?
Fellow UBC accomplices: let us work together to expand our vocabulary and begin to explicate the reasons/causes for our intellectual arousal.
Your friend and neighbour,
PS Any banal words at your school?