In the cartoon series Gulliver's Travels there was a character who was very pessimistic about everything. Is there any adjective to describe such people?!
Thanks a lot.
Thanks a lot!
I've also heard,
'A pessimist is a married optimist!', and,
'An optimist is a person who thinks a fly is looking for a way to get out of the room!'
A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are. (Chauncey Depew)
An optimist is someone who posts a response in this forum and believes that the OP will not spend hours trawling the net to 'prove' the response wrong.
Have I ever done so?! If so I really do apologise. It must've been a misunderstanding, because I've always been thankful to the dear posters.
Thank you again, and hope I wasn't addressed in that post.
In fact they are apparently derived from the same word: "From Middle English whinsen, from Old English hwinsian (“to whine”)"
whinge - Wiktionary