by Roma Gujarathi Some words have an allure of their own. Sometimes it’s the way a word sounds, like mellifluous; the letters flow so smoothly together. Other words, like hiraeth, are surrounded by a sense of mystery. Yet still, there are words like sonder that make you pause in wonder. Each of these words is … Continue reading A Word Is Worth A Thousand Pictures, Too
“Omg,” she says, and I immediately cringe in my seat. I absolutely hate when people talk in “text lingo,” so naturally, my little sister makes it a point to throw in a little phrase here or there just to drive me crazy. It’s not just her though; everywhere I go I hear people tossing around … Continue reading Lingo
Words come in many sizes. Some words are big, bold, and impressive – a few that jump to mind are “lugubrious,” “incommoded,” and “pusillanimous” – and these mammoths are not for literary neophytes. Other words are small, perhaps even cute, and these make up the bulk of the words we encounter on a daily basis. … Continue reading Does Size Really Matter?