Mary Ellen V.
Subscriber since: March 2010
Location: Saginaw, MI
About Me
Six years retired from teaching high school Language Arts and Creative Writing. Married, two adult daughters and one delightful granddaughter. I love words: reading them, writing them and learning more about them, so I was exited to come across this website. I am the Word Giver (Pronouncer, Spellmaster) for the annual County Spelling Bee. I also enjoy movies, opera, classical music and University of Michigan football and basketball (despite their current woes). I'm in two choirs (singing tenor!) and look forward especially to the foreign travel that one choir undertakes every two years; I've been to Spain, Japan and Greece with them.
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Favorite Word:

serendipity
It's very hard to pick just one, but I like the light, trip-off-the-tongue quality of this word. It's optimistic.
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Least Favorite Word:

expunge
Even though I do like its strength and the way it sounds, I don't like its finality.

Favorite Quote:

"Pick battles big enough to matter but small enough to win."
- Jonathan Kozol