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Friday, August 13, 2010

Words

* I love words. That's part of why I became a writer. Interestingly enough, the more I write, the more I love words.

* There are many, many words I wish I remembered to use more often. Nascent and apex are two of them. Of course, there are many more but, you know, I don't remember them right now.

* I have decided to stop using the word "ally" to describe myself and the work I do around rights issues that "don't affect me" (quotation marks intentional because all rights issues affect all of us ~ but in this case I mean issues where I don't carry privilege). Too many people use that word but then back off from it the minute it becomes less than easy or not fun or they screw up somehow and get called on it or whatever. From here on out, I'm just going to walk the walk, without a label.

* Speaking of, my love of words allows me to appreciate labels. We need them to help understand things. At the same time, I don't like people who get too caught up in them or put too much weight into the label, the word.

* Nonplussed is one of the most misused words I run across. It means befuddled, puzzled or or perplexed. People tend to use it as if it was the opposite, to mean unaffected.

* It's easy to get caught up in what words someone uses, and ignore (intentionally, stubbornly ignore sometimes) what that person means or is trying to say.

* I'm on track to meet my deadline, writing the words I need to write.

Those are wordy and word-loving Pobble Thoughts. That and a buck fifty will get you coffee.

6 comments:

neo_prodigy said...

co-signed on all of this.

Anonymous said...

nice job! waiting for your new artical.............................................................

Hermes said...

Ally. I like the use of this word for important social issues. It gives a conflict the proper weight. Allies. Like the good guys in ww2 right? I know its never that simple but that's what the word does. But it has some military connotations. I label thee...

in league with...

Better yes?

Anonymous said...

生命所經歷的折磨愈多,其所產生的奮鬥力愈大。................. ................................................

Rose said...

I totally know what you mean!

appsrus said...

Apex NC, with the slogan "The Peak of Good Living", was named because it is the highest elevation point along the railroad from Greensboro NC to Atlanta. How about that for word useage?