Monthly Archives: August 2016

Strong Leading Ladies

Someone recently asked me what I look for in a strong female lead. I wish I had answered well, but as is so frequently the case, I stumbled around and only came up with a good answer too late to … Continue reading

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Bubble Vocabulary and the Working Vocabulary

I read this blog post and loved the concept of a bubble vocabulary: the words we almost know, sometimes use but are secretly unsure of. The post talks about how the author has run into the social discomfort of misusing … Continue reading

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Shrinking Vocabularies?

I’ve read the claim that the size of Americans vocabulary has shrunk over the years. Its been pointed out that the works of Shakespeare prove that the average Joe of today uses a lot fewer words than the average Joe … Continue reading

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