Living large and loving life!


Large vs big

The word ‘large’ made me think what is the difference between large and big?

When you use the internet to research an issue, you almost always come up with more questions than solutions.

As a result, browsing search results online is enjoyable

Instead of being more knowledgeable, you wind up becoming more confused.

For example, WikiDiff says large is a synonym of big and large is an antonym of big.

I understand that ‘big’ is more often used than ‘large’.

Some say they are synonyms.

A few said that big indicates either physical size or quantity and perhaps something impressive or somebody is important. It can also mean ‘powerful’.

It’s also said the word can be used to express emotion as in ‘there was a big surprise’.

While large is used to denote scale. ‘Large’ is said to be objective.

So, in the image above I can use the word ‘large’ to impress that the Sky and Church have towered over the trees and a human being. 

What is the opinion of the native English-speaking people?

✔“English is a funny language; that explains why we park our car on the driveway

and drive our car on the parkway.” Unknown 

✔“Why do we have noses that run and feet that smell?” Unknown

✔”I used to be indecisive, but now I’m not sure.”  Unknown

Are you confused?

“Don’t be to be confused. Try to remain permanently confused. Anything is possible.”

George Saunders

Thank you for your visit.

Take care, my friend.

Namaste 🙏🙏🙏

Mr Philo

Image by © PTP-2023 All Rights Reserved

This post is part of Cee Neuner’s CFFC-Anything large


6 thoughts on “Living large and loving life!

  1. I’d have used big for the church. I’m trying to think of an example, but it may be down to regional use. If you’re talking about the expanse of the sky, you could say large … but big seems to work in my head

    Sorry im probably just giving you a headache … a big one 🤣

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