Once upon a time I enjoyed flipping through a dictionary to discover new words and their meanings, but when I was told writing was not a real job, I stopped. After all, I trusted those people because they were in more authoritative jobs and made more money than I made. But putting our life choices in someone else’s hands robs us of the life we are meant to have and no one pays a higher price than we do.
Back on my own path now, I’m diving back into word exploration with a dictionary and a thesaurus because I realized my language had become lazy and nondescript, which is not a good thing for a writer or even for someone who wants other people to better understand what they are saying or writing.
Listening to the non-defining and/or approval words coming out of my mouth or sliding off my fingers onto the keyboard, I am aghast realizing how much I’ve succumbed. And knowing change happens only with conscious effort, one of the first words I want to eliminate from my vocabulary is “awesome.” Making the task easier is discovering a long list of alternative words to choose:
Clean outta sight
From the Fitzhenry & Whiteside Canadian Thesaurus, Revised & Updated 2010
KAITLIN ANN TREPANIER
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June 2, 2019
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