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At A Loss For Words?

I had a very interesting thought today… On a daily basis I communicate with a wide variety of people in a professional and personal capacity. I wondered at what level is my vocabulary? 1,233 more words

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9 out of 10 Writers Have Hypergraphia. Do You?

Hypergraphia (a rarely-used noun) means, “the overwhelming desire to write”.

Do you have hypergraphia?

Writing can lead to all sorts of unpleasant conditions. Some writers have… 325 more words

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Additional Words I Learned From Sir Walter Scott

Thanks again to Sir Walter Scott, I learned a vast number of new words while reading his novel The Monastery. An exceptionally small sampling follows. 163 more words

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Book Review: Horologicon by Mark Forsyth (Three Stars)

Book Review: Horologicon by Mark Forsyth

Three Stars out of Five

Drawn largely from the author’s The Inky Fool blog, Horologicon explores the varied terminology English speakers have used the last several hundred years to describe the events and things around them. 107 more words

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Unusual Words

A by no means exhaustive list of rare, obscure, strange and sometimes funny words. Words that are used so seldom, you wonder who invented them and why.. 8 more words

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Verger

Our church has a verger.  I have often wondered what that word means.  The word “sexton” came up while exploring “verger”, so I have included that here too. 546 more words

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