Like most newspaper reporters, I got into the biz because a) I love writing and b) I'm pretty good at it. But it's a sobering profession. You file your masterpiece, only to find your editor thinks it's two dozen "tinks" shy of publishable.
Paul V. Hartman (The Capitalized syllable gets the emphasis) A alacrity a-LACK-ra-tee cheerful willingness and promptness anathema a-NATH-a-ma a thing or person cursed, banned...
Because the world needs a name to call someone who has had sex with someone you've already had sex with. (It's buksvåger.)
While we were busy fumbling with hand gestures and illustrations like cavemen, other cultures just made up the perfect words and phrases to encapsulate those little everyday moments filled with ... uh ... je ne sais quoi.
Please note: Some are mildly disturbing. But it's mostly just a wonder and a joy that these words exist
List Over 300 Ways to Say - Free download as PDF File (.pdf), Word Doc (.doc), text file (.txt) or read online for free.
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When I get to the end of an edit, I generally make a list of the author's "favorite" words and phrases—words he or she used over and over without realizing it. It's quite instructive.
Bacillophobia- Fear of microbes. Bacteriophobia- Fear of bacteria. Ballistophobia- Fear of missiles or bullets. Bolshephobia- Fear of Bolsheviks. Barophobia- Fear of gravity. Basophobia or Basiphobia- Inability to stand. Fear of walking or falling.B...
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if it doesn't come bursting out of you in spite of everything, don't do it. unless it comes unasked out of your heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, don't do it. if you have to sit for hours staring at your computer screen or hun...
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Adjectives -- descriptive words that modify nouns -- often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it's quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find jus...