Category Archives: language

Memories of Paris

A recent post by Sydney Bristol on Shelley Munro’s blog brought back memories of Paris.   I have visited Paris several times, but this particular trip I was with my then-boyfriend. Before we left, I collected a list of things … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Alliteration in Literature

Today I’m delighted to host Jennifer (J.R.) Turner on my blog. Award-winning author J.R. Turner lives in Central Wisconsin with her husband and three children. She began writing in high school, and after a decade working as a commercial artist, … Continue reading

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Words Matter Week 2011 challenge: day 5

Words, like moths, are captured by writers who pin them to the page in various forms. What writer’s work most deftly captivates you? Why? O’Henry. I started reading O’Henry as a young teen. I thought I had a pretty good … Continue reading

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Words matter week 2011 challenge: day 4

Thursday, March 10 Words can be mangled, misused, or misunderstood. What is your funniest example of mangling, misuse, or misunderstanding? Due to not enough coffee, I can’t think of anything … But, if you want to mangle, here is a … Continue reading

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Words Matter Week 2011: day 3

Today’s topic: What is your favorite quote about words? Why? Here’s one: Substitute “damn” every time you’re inclined to write “very;” your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be. ~Mark Twain And here’s … Continue reading

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Words matter 2011 challenge -day 2

Words can change history. What speech or document do you believe to be most important. Why? Note: I speak only for myself, as an American. No judgement implied on important speeches and documents of other cultures. But while I can’t … Continue reading

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Words Matter 2011 challenge — day 1

Is there a word that has changed, or could change your life? What is it, and what difference would it make? When i thought about this, somehow I focused on finding a word, or learning about a word, that changed … Continue reading

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