Fun with Words
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I started my day with a dose of commentary on words. In my social reader today, I saw a post entitled Indeed... re:words by Ithika On My Mind. Seeing a post title start with the word "Indeed" got me excited. I use the word regularly in speech. Indeed, "indeed" is one of my favourite words. How many times have I said "indeed" this paragraph? I digress.
Ithika's blog post contains many excellent points. This one in particular stood out:
This is why I value (fictional) worldbuilding/characterbuilding so much. The “same exact” word in two different fiction books will not mean the same thing. Usually this is very clear, and part of enjoying fiction is enjoying the different meanings that can be created by “the exact same” building blocks.
Word choice is crucial in conveying an environment in writing; in evoking the image you want to create in the reader's mind.
I have been practicing taking notes of what is around me and articulating what I see and how I feel in a given moment over recent weeks. Thus, word choice is critical. Part of the motivation behind this series is to encourage me to listen out for new words and document them so that I am able to document with greater detail. I encourage you to read Ithika's full blog post.
Now for Fun with Words!
Today I have procured and researched five words for your edification, pondering, and entertainment. They are:
- Incongruent: Incompatible. Not in agreement.
- Portend: A sign that something major is about to happen, particularly a bad event.
- Adulation: Excessive admiration or praise.
- Buttle: To work as a. butler.
- Jinx (exclamation): When two or more people say the same thing at the same time.
That's it for this edition of Fun with Words!
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