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9 out of 10 Writers are Guilty of “Doing Quisby.” Are You?

Do you hang out on social media when you should be writing?
Then you are guilty of doing quisby

an old slang term for idling away your time. 377 more words

Words

Words you might want to take a look at...

Jentacular – pertaining to breakfast
Gabelle – a tax on salt
Erinaceous – of, pertaining to, or resembling a hedgehog
Oxter – outdated word meaning “armpit” 18 more words

A word, by any other sound, would be as strange

[WP DP re-posted a prompt today about word use. The response I posted to another WPDP word use prompt also fits this prompt]. 1,003 more words

Daily Prompt

Nelipot!

Well, this is definitely an unusual word. What is the meaning of ‘nelipot‘?Apparently it means:

Someone who walks without shoes

That’s the word for today…..

Writing & Blogging

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

Blog

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

Words

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

Book Reviews