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Pareidolia by C.D. Hersh

Hi, it’s Catherine here today, the C of C.D. Hersh. I learned a new word the other day—pareidolia (parr-i-DOH-lee-ə), and I thought it might be fun to share it on the SMP blog today Pareidolia means to see meaning where … Continue reading

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The Difference Between Lightning and the Lightning Bug by C.D. Hersh

The difference between the right word and the nearly right word is the same as that between lightning and the lightning bug —Mark Twain.  We personally experienced Mr. Twain’s quote when the telephone company crossed our phone lines with that … Continue reading

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Good morning soulies. What’s the first thing you think when you read the word above? Sickness? Sore throat? Loss of voice? In MOST cases you would be absolutely right. After all, laryngitis is inflammation of the voice box from overuse, … Continue reading

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Fun with Definitions

Fun with Definitions   The English language is nothing if not strange. Its homonyms and homophones can confuse anyone. Add synonyms to the mix and that’s a lot to learn. Here’s another twist you can add to the complexity of … Continue reading

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The Brilliance of (Romantic) Language

Writers love words and language. We sift through our techno-color brains for ways to describe scenes, landscapes, people and objects. We love doing this and are unable to avoid adding linguistic wallpaper to everyday moments. A walk in the park … Continue reading

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Creating the Universe, One Word at a Time

  Big Brother. Dweomer. Mockingjay. The Golden Snitch. Ringwraiths. Great A’Tuin. The shining. You know all, or at least some of these made-up words and phrases. Heck, if you’re anything like me, you’ve extensively pondered the joys of taking second breakfast … Continue reading

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