Tuesday, February 28, 2012
I learned long ago what a word nerd I am. Writing is a fun hobby for me and as I look back over years of journaling, I realize that I often use a $50 word where a $5 word would suffice. Recently as I set a new goal in my writing, I enjoyed breaking the very goal I was attempting to set. I love irony.
"I should use acceptable, abbreviated words where appropriate and applicable. (Alliteration is an appreciated appliance.)"
Looking back over what I'd written with fondness and satisfaction, I noticed a pattern. Almost every word beginning with an "a" has twin second and third letters. AHA! Now I realize that I'm not only a word nerd, but a number nerd as well! Balance is beautiful.