Monday, September 19, 2011

Talk Like a Pirate...The Power of Words

Arrrr, it be talk like a pirate day, and did I remember to talk like a pirate at my young 'uns afore I took them to school? Of course not. Arrrrr, I be a terrible pirate.

O'course, there are several lines from the Pirates of the Caribbean movies I love..."Clearly, you've never been to Singapore..."; "King."; "I'm disinclined to acquiece to your request...Means 'no.'"

Memorable lines stick your memory, keep the interest of the viewer (or reader, as the case may be). Words, what a great invention! Able to convey emotion, impart information, paint a verbal or written picture. They have the power to encourage or destroy. They come in many flavors, including sarcastic, sincere, heartfelt, mean, inspiring, entertaining.

All you need to do is arrange them to convey the meaning you intend. That's the fun part. Like playing with building blocks when you add, subract, move them around.



Words, words, mere words, no matter from the heart. ~William Shakespeare

Words without thoughts never to heaven go.  ~William Shakespeare

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. ~C. S. Lewis


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