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Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite. ~C.S. Lewis
I'm a word lover! I am also a C.S. Lewis lover...but after reading this quote above...I no longer have a desire to meet him (in heaven). Eek! Just to think what he'd say about my writing makes me nervous! HAHA! I am guilty of coming out with larger than necessary words. Some words I get from my chemical vocabulary husband.
For example, before our marriage I NEVER wiped a child's nose and said, "UGH, your boogies are incredibly thick and viscous today!" Incidentally, I also use viscous when describing batter for various cobbler recipes, etc. HAHAHA...okay, ew...I'm sorry!
I use big words with the puppy too..."Scruffy, you have impeccable timing. Why do you have to go out now!" I'm sure she knows just what I mean...as I sigh with exasperation and click on her leash!
I bought a new bathroom spray...something called Moroccan Bazaar. And every.time. I spray it...I think cloying. That smell is cloying...not truly pleasant in it's sweet and spiciness. I also think that about certain perfumes I encounter...or that envelope me around certain women and men! Ick...cloying.
What big words do you use in every day conversation...that are zinger vocabulary words? I love new words...please share!!
By the by...I disagree with C.S... I have no trouble finding words when I want them...to describe God or any other BIG things in my life. However, I do understand the need to be careful with certain words...like awesome, for example. Words that are only appropriate to describe God should probably NOT be used to describe soft socks or chocolate. I get that.
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