Words, Words, Words
- Confessions of a Verbivore. Lederer, Richard // Verbatim: The Language Quarterly;Spring 2005, Vol. 30 Issue 1, p10
The article focuses on the admission of the author of his interest in words. The author joined quizzes where he had the chance to met other wordaholics, logolepts, lexicomaniacs and verbivores. His hobby is in tracing the origin of a word or phrase. He claimed that he valued language because it...
- The Style Definition. // Esquire;Sep2005, Vol. 144 Issue 3, p126
Gives the definition of the term straightlaced.
- Movies, Masks, and Music. Morrow, Clark Elder // Vocabula Review;Dec2002, Vol. 4 Issue 12, p1
The author reflects on the powerful and effective language to fine writing. He relates on his own term of musicologists, which applied for fragmentary stabs at a composition. Moreover, he stresses that face has symbolized the personality and provides a semiotic and ontological qualities. He...
- On Dimwitticisms. // Vocabula Review;Feb2002, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p1
The article cites various dimwitticisms or worn-out words and phrases. They are expressions that dull people's reason and dim their insights. Examples given are hey and most or very definitely. As a substitute for hello or hi, hey is a cheerless one. It is also considered irredeemably dimwitted...
- Beautiful English. Lederer, Richard // Vocabula Review;Nov2004, Vol. 6 Issue 11, p1
The article discusses the impact of words and their meanings to human auditory sense and intellect. According to the author, every individual differs in their appreciation of words in the context of its sound when spoken and association to things. Moreover, the author cites a survey that was...
- Scarcely Used Words. // Vocabula Review;Jan2004, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p1
The article presents some scarcely used words. Cerulean is an adjective which means azure and sky blue. Ensorcell is a verb which means to enchant or fascinate. Hylozoism is a noun which is defined as the philosophical doctrine holding that all matter has life, which is a property or derivative...
- What's that word? // Scholastic News -- Edition 5/6;4/17/2006, Vol. 74 Issue 22, p2
The article presents the definitions of the terms compromise, rupture, ponder, compress and evaporation.
- Let's put closure to 'closure'. // Long Island Business News (7/1993 to 5/2009);7/4/2008, Vol. 55 Issue 33, Special section p3
The article defines the word "closure," which refers to an emotional time in ones life like death of a love one. However, it does not refer to lost property. Theodore Roosevelt Association's director stole artifacts including letters from Abe Lincoln and George Washington and his guilty plea...
- Word Police: Equally. // American Record Guide;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p190
The article defines the term "equally." It cites that the term has been overused by many. It argues that the term means just as, evenly or also.