#EngVocab: The Escapist

So, have you heard of the word “The Escapist”?

The first time I heard about the phrase “the escapist” is from a @coldplay song, do you know this song?

It’s a hidden track in the end of their 3rd album, Viva La Vida

@amyhumaira: it’s my first time tbh, does it come from ‘escape’?”

Yes, indeed, it comes form the word “escape” :) @amyhumaira

Escapist can be seen as an adjective and a noun, but before I give the real meaning to it, look at the @coldplay lyric:

“And in the end We lie awake And we dream Of make an escape”

@amyhumaira: i just checked, the escapist means running from reality or avoiding reality x)”

Yes, @amyhumaira and do you know where they run to? :)

@Agandani: I guess it means the specialist of escaping,, :D haha”

Yes, but not literally @Agandani :D

@uqoh: @amyhumaira @EnglishTips4U like what most people do”

So by looking at the @coldplay lyric, it is showing how we would escape our real thoughts, go dream or go to our fantasies

And just like @amyhumaira and @Agandani were suggesting, The Escapist is about the person who did this kind of “escape”

This “escape” is also known as “escapism”

“Escapism” is mental diversion by means of entertainment or recreation, as an “escape” from the perceived unpleasant or banal aspects of daily life. It can also be used as a term to define the actions people take to help relieve persisting feelings of depression or general sadness. (source: wikipedia)

@amyhumaira: tendency of staying away from the cruel life, finding something beyond like having imagination? i dont really know xD”

Yes, it is something like that, good guess @amyhumaira :)

“The escapist” is also or maybe more commonly known as “daydreamer”

“The escapist” can also be known as “wishful thinker”

Hence, @coldplay‘s “The Escapist” lyric sounds like the person wants to “dream” and “escape”

@maulbulet: so escapist is someone who denies fact? Haha (escape from the reality)”

Not quite denying, it is more like just escaping for the time being like daydreaming @maulbulet

So here are the #EngVocab for today: the escapist, escape, escapism, dream, daydreamer, wishful thinker

We all can be “the escapist” but don’t neglect our responsibilities either :)

On that note, here is @coldplay The Escapist for you all fellas :) It’s quite a good song to relax with too

See if you feel like being “The Escapist” for the night :) Thank you to all who have contributed to this #EngVocab session :D


Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4u on February 7, 2015








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