It’s a word that conjures up combatants, especially if you’ve ever gone through any kind of legal situation. It doesn’t have to. We don’t have to think of it in a legal sense. I like to try to think of it in a contrasting sense. It’s the vertical line in a column, with points on ether side, summing up the differences of a thing. It doesn’t have to mean that one thing is good and the other is not. It could often simply mean a preference.
Kindle versus Paper books.
Sweetener versus Sugar.
Homemade versus Commercially made.
Apartment versus House
Chocolate versus Vanilla
Sun versus Moon.
I’m not talking about objective truths here, like, if you jump out of a plane at 30k feet without a parachute, you will die when you hit the ground, if not before. There’s no “versus” with that one. But there is a Plane travel versus Train travel. And perhaps being 30k feet in the air might make it onto one of your pro versus con columns.
As for me, I’ve been comparing sleeping in bed versus sleeping at my desk. Not on purpose. But, I do have a definitive preference. Bed wins! Keyboard prints on the face are more of a con for me. Sorry desk!