A Writer's Journal
Where? In the use the people make of it.
Deka Black has a point.
I left some thoughts over at Novel Spaces. I've been thinking about this same topic in relation to teaching expository writing.
On my way there now, Charles.
Thanks everyone. I appreciate your thoughts.
Charles-it could have been the writing that healed the women or just the time to herself...
I agree that certain words lose their power with over-use and it is difficult to replace them, if they can even be replaced.
Thanks for all the comments.
`When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, `it means just what I choose it to mean -- neither more nor less.' `The question is,' said Alice, `whether you can make words mean so many different things.' `The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, `which is to be master -- that's all.' Alice was too much puzzled to say anything; so after a minute Humpty Dumpty began again. `They've a temper, some of them -- particularly verbs: they're the proudest -- adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs -- however, I can manage the whole lot of them! Impenetrability! That's what I say!' `Would you tell me please,' said Alice, `what that means?' `Now you talk like a reasonable child,' said Humpty Dumpty, looking very much pleased. `I meant by "impenetrability" that we've had enough of that subject, and it would be just as well if you'd mention what you mean to do next, as I suppose you don't mean to stop here all the rest of your life.' `That's a great deal to make one word mean,' Alice said in a thoughtful tone. `When I make a word do a lot of work like that,' said Humpty Dumpty, `I always pay it extra.' `Oh!' said Alice. She was too much puzzled to make any other remark. `Ah, you should see 'em come round me of a Saturday night,' Humpty Dumpty went on, wagging his head gravely from side to side, `for to get their wages, you know.' (Alice didn't venture to ask what he paid them with; and so you see I can't tell you.)
Great post over there Charles!
Ivan, yes indeed. I guess Alice knew it. "Mimsy were the Borgoves,"Gaston Jane, thanks for dropping by over there and commenting.
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