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List of Love Locutions

I am a self-proclaimed logophilist, a more concise way to say I am a lover of words.  Although my high school honors English teacher always preached that one should never use a long word when a shorter one will do, I sometimes prefer one longer word to three or more short words.   321 more words

Sounds Like Sara 

I’ve just opened the autobiography of Sara Bareilles, a woman whose voice speaks to my soul. I haven’t even started the first chapter and I have teared up. 86 more words

Writer's Words

Wonderful  Words – pique and fête

By Annette Rey

Writers, do your research. Nothing is worse than to misuse a word unless it is to misspell it. 146 more words

Writer's Words

Advent ... a journey in quiet

Quiet … a strange word for this time of year. A word that seems to be a complete contradiction to what is required. For this is the season of end of year parties, and Christmas concerts, and shopping until dropping. 296 more words


Spring Reads

I am a bit late posting my spring reads, but I blame the weather. I am guessing when it feels a bit more like spring, it will actually be technically summer. 534 more words

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Six Splendiferous Words Added to the OED as Roald Dahl Turns 100

Every three months, editors at the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) unveil a list of new words to be added to their dictionary. The latest list was especially scrumdiddlyumptious. 343 more words


Winter Reads

I started the year excited for the book of the month idea, but once we hit May it all went out the window. Mostly because May was all about the… 395 more words

Wonderful Words