Donald H.
Subscriber since: March 2013
Location: PA, United States
About Me
I am a writer, at times a preacher, and a bit too annoyed with those who misuse the English language, especially when they are in the public eye or in education. I am hardest on myself when I do it. I see it as part of an overall decline in our society, which steadily settles more and more for what is faster, cheaper, immediate and forgettable rather than striving for real craftsmanship that takes more time, thought and effort but that will ultimately last.
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Favorite Word:

tintinnabulation
I like this word because it sounds like what it defines. I first heard it in Poe's poem "The Bells" and loved it. I love words that economize space by using a single word to show the reader what you mean without using long descriptions or even brief similes or metaphors.
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Least Favorite Word:

thing
Thing is a word that lazy or careless writers and speakers often throw in to fill up space when they can't think of a better word. it makes a sentence grammatically correction without adding any new information to the sentence. That sort of thing.