‘Highly’ Amusing

Today I’ve been updating my CV and naturally, I’ve had to resort to trusty thesaurus.com to find different words to explain all of my competencies.
Trying to find a more powerful word than ‘highly’ (as in, ‘highly competent’), I found vastly.
I chuckled at the prospect of seriously writing ‘vastly competent‘ on a CV…then I purposefully tried looking for words more powerful, and therefore more ridiculous, than that. Here was my exploration on thesaurus.com…

I decided a word more powerful than ‘vastly‘ was ‘tremendously‘…

Then after ‘tremendously‘ came ‘exceedingly‘… (could you imagine writing ‘exceedingly competent’?!)

After ‘exceedingly‘ came ‘extraordinarily‘…

After ‘extraordinarily‘ came ‘unusually‘… (bordering on ‘disturbingly’…as if it was so unusual that someone could be this competent at something!)

And then when I thought it couldn’t get any more superlative, the intensifier ‘so‘ appeared in the list of synomyms. This made me laugh more than it should have done, and as a little joke to myself I’ve actually written ‘so competent’ on my CV, until the need arises to send it out, in which case I shall change it.

I am ‘highly’ amused.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s