Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Internet is a Wunnerful Thing

I was just perusing the Internet, looking for some inspiration for this blog post and found (again) a site called Daily Writing Tips. Holy. E. Cow. All sorts of terrific information. I scrolled through the offerings and stopped on this one: 100 Beautiful and Ugly Words.

Words are to a writer what paints are to an artist - Our colorful medium - the way we add color, lighting, depth, emotion, shading or shadowing. On top of that, they're really fun to play with.

So, in keeping with the word theme I have going, I also checked out these pages on the site Daily Writing Tips. Much fun to read and informative.

The Yiddish Handbook: 40 Words You Should Know

Latin Words and Expressions

12 Greek Words You Should Know

10 Words That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

And the Grand Finale of Links, this link will take you to a page with all manner of article links to Misused Words.

word/w…ôrd/

Noun:
A single distinct meaningful element of speech or writing, used with others (or sometimes alone) to form a sentence and typically shown...
Verb:
Choose and use particular words in order to say or write (something).
Exclamation:
Used to express agreement: "“That Jay is one dangerous character.” “Word.”".
Synonyms:
noun.  speech - vocable - promise
verb.  phrase - formulate - couch - verbalize

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