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There is no such thing as a true synonym in English. Discuss!

by Kate Woodford​

In the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary the word ‘synonym’ is defined as ‘a word or phrase that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another word or phrase in the same language’. 437 more words


Editing Tip #113 - The Vocab Controversy

Don’t trust someone who claims there’s only one right way to do something. This kind of fatalistic advice (do this or die) will only hurt you in the long run. 384 more words

M.J. Moores

ORA-01775 Looping chain of Synonyms

ORA-01775 looping chain of synonyms is caused through a series of CREATE synonym statements wherein a synonym was defined that referred to itself.

For example, the following definitions are circular: 103 more words


The Damaging and Erroneous Synonyms Of Introvert (Let's Expand The Language)

I’ve been spending a lot of time lately using name generators and thesaurus websites as I’ve toiled over finding witty names for a couple of side projects I’m working on. 476 more words

Miscellaneous Musings

Putting Down The Thesaurus

Have you ever turned to a thesaurus in an attempt to pretty up your writing? I think every writer has at some point.

While it can be a useful tool for avoiding repetition, there’s an easy trap to fall in to. 265 more words


Take Control of Your Title and Tagline

Blogging 101 Day Two

Today’s assignment: edit your title and tagline.

This evening I’ve spent a couple of hours playing about with nouns, synonyms and adjectives trying to find the ‘perfect’ title that, in just two or three words, encapsulates who I am and what I’m about.   107 more words