We are naturally drawn towards these types of words it appears. They pique our curiosity and perhaps actually make us feel better about ourselves. Strange creatures aren't we?
We seem to revel in the glum and the shock and awe – have a look at this article from the BBC which analyses why we seem to prefer the negative:
So I’m making a break for it – I’m cutting down on my news digests. I’ve decided that it’s OK that I don’t have the latest and greatest of Current Affairs in my head. There are more interesting and happier things in life.
Have a good week – and stop looking at the news!!! 😊