Though we may be divided by seas, by cultures, and by religion, the language of music is universal.
You may read the above sentence and wonder why I put “religion” in there. There’s a method to my madness.
When I looked up the A to Z Challenge word of the day in my thesaurus, I got “worldwide.” My initial thought was the Internet, naturally. But then I glanced at the synonyms and got a bit of a shock. The first one is “catholic.” How in the *ahem* heck, I thought, is “catholic” a synonym in the same list as “pandemic”? I immediately looked it up in the dictionary.
According to the English Oxford, it originates from the following:
“Late Middle English: from Old French catholique or late Latin catholicus, from Greek katholikos ‘universal’, from kata ‘in respect of’ + holos ‘whole’.”
It’s an adjective, defined as:
“Including a wide variety of things; all-embracing.”
For example, “‘her tastes are pretty catholic’”
Back to my original sentence. So by rights, I could get away with writing, “Though we may be divided by seas, by cultures, and by religion, the language of music is catholic.”
What do you think?
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