Is it strange to put “calm“ and “clamorous“ in a sentence?

Calm and clamorous are opposite in meaning, but their pronunciation and spelling are a little similar.

If I wrote a sentence of:

“Always keep calm in clamorous world.“

Would people know what I mean?

Is it an amusing quote?


I agree it is an interesting idea to use the two words in one sentence. As Yosef Baskin subtly indicates, though, your sentence needs an article before clamorous world because world is technically what is called a common noun.

From the Chicago Manual of Style, 2017, section 5.5:

A common noun is the generic name of one item in a class or group
{a chemical}{a river} {a pineapple} …. A common noun is usually
used with a determiner—that is, an article or other word (e.g.,
some, few) that indicates the number and definiteness of the
noun element {a loaf} {the day} {some person}.

This is true even though you have characterized your world as clamorous. Depending on what you want to say, insert a if you mean to refer to one of many possible worlds, or the, if you mean to say our known world is ever and only clamorous.

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