What Does It Really Mean


Words help us communicate with each other. There’s no world-shattering news there. Aside from writers and readers, most of us live day to day without even considering the power words can wield—eloquence, encouragement, consolation, insult.

So, this week, I’m sharing more of the interesting links I’ve found in my quest of using and spelling words correctly. I hope they will entertain and be helpful.

Merriam-Webster Dictionary

Nothing is perfect.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/when-things-go-wrong-error-mistake-haywire/haywire

Describe that imperfection in a more refined way.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/8-nicer-ways-to-say-stupid/anserine

Throw in some pepper if you’re not feeling refined.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/hell-and-devil-word-histories/hell

Oxford Dictionary

Break through some confusion.

https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2015/10/confusing-words-cartoons/

There’s more to it.

https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2017/07/diluted-adjectives/

“N” who knew?

https://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2014/11/metanalysis/

Dictionary.com

How about some new words...

http://www.dictionary.com/e/basics-missing-from-english/

... as opposed to tired clichés?

http://www.dictionary.com/e/s/uninspired-cliches-avoid/#uninspired-cliches

It’s helpful to know what not to say too.

http://www.dictionary.com/e/s/bad-work-phrases/#dont-even

Happy Writing!

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