How would YOU react?
What would YOU think if you got this message:
I WANT TO BE INTIMATE WITH YOU.
My friend Melissa Karydas* told me this interesting story about someone who used “the right word in the wrong context”.
By that expression – I mean a word that is technically correct as s synonym– yet inappropriate in the wrong context.
The person from an ESL background (English as s Second Language) was trying to be friendly.
He was also trying to use other words that mean friendly.
One of those words he tries using was: intimate
Here are some standard definitions of intimate
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I have plenty of experience in helping speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, French, German, Middle Eastern). I’ve even helped Brits and Americans and Canadiansavoid embarrassment when presenting to Australian audiences.
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