What difference do you feel between large, huge, gigantic and titanic?

Pertinent quotes:

“The road to hell is paved with adjectives.”

– Stephen King

“A French arbre is not the elm or maple shading the main street of our New England towns… An arbre is a plane tree in an ancient town square with lopped, stubby branches and patchy leprous bark across from the town hall.”

– Lydia Davis

The point is that words mean different things to different people, especially those reading in a second language, so instead of throwing in an adjective, I don’t see any shame in describing things literally. “He must have been 2m tall; when we stood next to each other my eyes were level with his elbows”, or “He was titanic”?

Like what you read? Give Andy Waterman a round of applause.

From a quick cheer to a standing ovation, clap to show how much you enjoyed this story.