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fascinated with words!

It is still February, right? I figured you want another dose of happy moments from mom's journal ... During one of our home parties given in favor of my brother who has just arrived from his singing stint abroad, he had 2 of his closest friends (Bebe and Roque) to stay up late for a very interesting discussion - a topic about linguistics applied to different countries. Manny, my brother said that in Japan, it was very hard to apply what you can easily learn in English. "In English language," he said, "we can use terms to substitute the words we mean to say. Synonyms, in short." "Yes, it's true!" the younger visitor of the two, nicknamed Bebe, said. "Just like for example when we say "like". It's like "love" and there's another term for that. There are many substitutes you know... it is...." he forgot and asked Roque about it. Roque mentioned many synonymous words yet they haven't agreed because the yo