Word nerd

I declare myself a word nerd. Being a Generation X'er I spent all my school years flanked by a full arsenal of monolingual, bilingual, technical and foreign language Dictionaries, Lexicons, Grammar helpers and Thesauruses. Ahhh! the phonetic and auditory rush derived from a satisfying mouthful of words. Decisive dental notes (deleterious, terminate, tranquillity), sibilant whispers …

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Snippets of Life (from A to Z) “W”

THE LETTER "W" Words. So many words jostling and competing, some surviving and thriving, while others are left behind to die. The trick was to maintain a watchful eye for the good ones and to immediately welcome them in. On stormy nights the wind whipped wildly along the eaves whizzing down the drainpipe and wrangling …

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The first novel ever written

words from the 11th century I don't know about you, but I tend to read according to my mood (dark, optimistic, anxious, in need of a brain massage etc...) as opposed to what may be currently trending or what is on the latest bestseller list (unless there is something to satisfy my mood at that …

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