Support Local Journalism. Join Riverfront Times Press Club.

What's Your Favorite Adjective, and How Would You Use It in a Sentence? 

Week of June 6, 2001

Fred Wooten
Inspector, Ford Motor Co.
"'Black.' Black is powerful, versatile and sexy. I love to drive a fast black Porsche."

Carrie Fathman
Volunteer Coordinator, Youth, Education & Health in Soulard (YEHS)
"I like 'stubborn.' It's so ... unmoving. There's no room for compromise. My mom was stubborn, too. It's a good trait. With stubborn, I think of little boys. Nails, too: 'That nail is so stubborn, I can't pull it out of the wall.'"

Jamie Tisoto
Chemical Operator, Ethyl Corp.
"'Big.' Everybody wants bigger: bigger houses, bigger paychecks, bigger thrills. While in the Navy, I went on the carrier U.S.S. Enterprise. First thing, we unloaded into the hangar bay. I was just awed by it. I said, 'My God, this is big!' No other adjective would do. It was big, J.D. Rockefeller big."

Steven Williams
Sales Rep, WSSM (106.5 FM)
"'Grandiose.' That fits me. My hopes and dreams started in such a grandiose fashion, only to have them dashed to bits on the jagged rocks below."

Nathan Lueck
Lord's Bastard
"'Billowy.' Today, I saw a guy on the street after lunch, talking on his cell phone. He was wearing billowy pants -- like MC Hammer pants, only more classy. I did a double-take. I like the idea of them, and there was a style to it -- but not a style I'd want to get into."

Jake Amundson
Graphic Designer/Artist
"There's so many with art. Art can be overwhelming, trite, inspiring, ethereal -- there's an adjective. The ethereal nature of a work of art is its essence, is your spiritual connection to it, beyond the mere physical properties of the work. Sometimes the ethereal properties of the work move me beyond the artist's intentions."

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 19, 2022

View more issues


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Best Things to Do In St. Louis

© 2022 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation