I’m an editor by trade, so I spend a lot of time thinking about word choice.
In my professional life, the word I’ve been thinking the most about is but. 669 more words
From a journal entry some years ago.
It was the same year a colleague in the Communications Department began a memo “So happy for this chance to interact with you.” 563 more words
M. pointed my nose toward this article on the Guardian, in which a bunch of writers were asked to share their favourite words.
A lovely idea, I think: writers are wordsmiths by trade, with an ingrained love of words (often bordering on obsession, if the writers I know, including myself, are anything to go by…), and their choices are bound to be interesting. 231 more words
When I would come home to visit from college, the first words out of my mouth were “I’m hungry.” My dad would quickly list all the things I could possibly eat, “there’s salmon dip, I made guacamole yesterday, or I could make you a wrap, there’s leftover cauliflower soup, etc.” But instead of zoning in on what I wanted, I felt bombarded by the choices. 822 more words