horrible, horrid and horrific
While writing the previous post I was thinking of the above three words.
Is there any difference? I looked up the dictionary.
Horrible and Horrid - extremely bad, unpleasant or rude. It seems that in a sentence you can replace one word with the other without affecting its meaning.
Horrific means extremely bad in a way that is frightening or upsetting. For example, his injuries are horrific. I think it gives a stronger feel - worse than horrible.
mania and maniac
A horror story I mentioned in the post below is The Oily Maniac. Maniac can mean a lunatic or it refers to someone who behaves in a stupid or dangerous way. So the Oily Man is dangerous just like a sex maniac or a religious maniac.
There is another Chinese horror show I watched - Corpse Mania. Mania means a strong desire for something or a craze. For example there is football mania during the World Cup season.
Corpse Mania? Doesn't it sound strange - people or a person having a craze for dead bodies?