|There Ought to Be a Better Word
||[Jul. 8th, 2012|11:29 am]
The Question Club
The English language needs more terms for various complicated social relationships beyond simply "friend", "rival", and "enemy", don't you think?|
My landlady described one of my housemates as my "friend" last night, and I thought, "Oh, no, no, no." This girl is a housemate who is ESL and pays me to edit her coursework. And we have socialized in the same group of other housemates. But she's almost a parody of a self-centered, melodramatic, nosy busybody. I would never consider us friends.