Sunday, September 14, 2008

I Heart Words

I know, some people are driven BATTY by the phrase "I heart..." but I kind of like it. I like playing with words, making them mine and using them the way I want to. I even like breaking some grammar rules as long as I know I'm breaking them. Because it's horrendous to break them accidentally.

But I love finding words. I subscribe to several "word of the day" newsletters and my current favourite word is cicumlocution. It's the BEST word for the coming political races, isn't it?


*1 : the use of an unnecessarily large number of words to express an idea

2 : evasion in speech

Example Sentence

*Mr. Harvey was notorious for his tendency to engage in endless circumlocution when a simple, brief explanation would suffice.

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