Thesaurus abuse

Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words? He thinks I don’t know the ten-dollar words. I know them all right. But there are older and simpler and better words, and those are the ones I use. Ernest Hemingway has a point often times an one-dollar word works far better thanContinue reading “Thesaurus abuse”

App Review: Dictionary.com

I have long been a fan of Dictionary.com, which I use over other sites when I’m in a pinch for a word or want to make sure I’ve picked the right one. So of course, when I got a smartphone (android), I had to download the Dictionary.com app. I must say it has come inContinue reading “App Review: Dictionary.com”