1.04 Denotations and Connotations - 1.04 Denotations and Connotations 1 Having demonstrated its versatility as a high-tech newswire Twitter drew the

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1.04 Denotations and Connotations 1. Having demonstrated its versatility as a high-tech newswire, Twitter drew the attention of those who would prefer to see certain information suppressed. Synonym = Adaptability Explanation = I chose the word adaptability, because the original word, "versatility" indicates that Twitter demonstrated its ability to easily turn from one to another of various tasks. I wanted to use a word that means something is easily able to adapt. 2. Millions of users attempted to log into Twitter only to be greeted by the service's iconic "fail whale," the image of a cartoon whale being hoisted into the air by a flock of birds, signaling a site outage. Synonym = Classic Explanation = I chose the word classic, because the original word, “iconic” indicates that Twitter’s “fail whale” is widely recognized. I wanted to use a word that means something is widely known. 3. Following the earthquake that struck Haiti in January 2010, Twitter reaffirmed its role as a powerful tool for the
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  • Fall '16
  • Brent LeDrew
  • English, Debut albums, original word

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