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Why say utilize when you mean use? Stick to the power words - short, sweet, and packed with meaning! Read on! ~ Terry
Fun with neologisms, buzzwords.If you love words, work with them, or simply toy with them...
"From the lead off of love, the women’s words rollick past Christmas and then bounce about the warm, fuzzy territory of family, food, and fun. They’re utterly heart-warming, like that classic second-season episode of Friends where Phoebe told Monica that she overheard Chandler say to Rachel that Ross had kissed Joey in the meat locker and hahaha hahah hah haha! Clearly, if throwing a party, you’ll want to invite as many women as possible.
Quite honestly, I expected the men’s words to be just as entertaining: maybe a corny mix of sports phrases and beer terminology, or something of that genre. Could I have been less right? Witness a dry mélange of American politics, government, business, power, influence, and money, spritzled with the cardinal directions, counting numbers, place names, Biblical material, references to other men, and to top it all off, a smatterin’ of the fightin’ and the killin’ words."
Technology, commodification, vacuous marketing-speak, tweeting – William Gibson, the doyen of science fiction writers, marvellously exposes the nature of our late capitalist world, writes Thomas Jones om Thursday 22 September 2011:
"It's nearly 30 years since the word "cyberspace" first appeared in print, in a short story by William Gibson for the July 1982 edition of the now-defunct science fiction magazine Omni. In an interview in this summer's Paris Review, Gibson describes, not for the first time, how he came up with the word: "The first thing I did was to sit down with a yellow pad and a Sharpie and start scribbling – infospace, dataspace. I think I got cyberspace on the third try, and I thought, oh, that's a really weird word. I liked the way it felt in the mouth – I thought it sounded like it meant something while still being essentially hollow." ...
"I'm better with words when I don't want anything because then I'm just glad to be alive and words are my happy sounds." Story People A few days ago my friend Abbey emailed me that quote and I instantly loved...
Adopt a Word.
by Clive Anderson, this entertaining romp through 'The History of English' squeezes 1600 years of history into 10 one-minute bites, uncovering the sources of English words and phrases from Shakespeare and the King James Bible to America and the Internet. Bursting with fascinating facts, the series looks at how English grew from a small tongue into a major global language before reflecting on the future of English in the 21st century.
If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.
(Design & illustration by Robert Roxby)Inspiration can come from the people and places all around you, and the memories you lived through. Here's Bryan Bliss on what inspires him to write:...
And then, of course, it’s books. Words. How some people can string them together in ways that are simultaneously beautiful and infuriating. How certain stories nail what it means to be you. How something seemingly simple and basic like a sentence can reconnect you to things you’ve lost or tried to forget.
It’s ‘Dictionary Day’ in America: October 16th marks the birthday of Noah Webster, father of American lexicography.
Synonyms for sanctimonious at Thesaurus.com with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. Dictionary and Word of the Day.
Look up the words you've heard used. They don't always get them right on TV, the news and in conversation. It's good to know what you're really saying.
( ♥) "Words are things and a small drop of ink, falling like dew upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think." George Gordon Byron Those of you familiar with Positively Present have probably picked up on...
Channel 4 NewsWordplay: from growleries to woots and beyondReuters AfricaProbably not, but now this forgotten terminology has been revived in a limited edition facsimile of the 1911 Concise Oxford Dictionary (COD), published to mark the centenary...
Lots of things that Bridget likes tonight! What do you think is the most beautiful word in the English language? Here are some to mull over. This gorgeous thing came to me from Flavourwire... (Want to play the Beautiful Word Game?
What do I think are fabulous words: I like Pomegranate, Shameless, Flowing, Wanty, Ramble, Sizzle and a whole bunch more.