Jaye
Subscriber since: May 2008
About Me
Administrator and poet. Wife, mother of one and grandmother of three.
Not yet superannuated, but close.
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Favorite Word:

superannuated
I first read it as a 7th grader in a Washington Irving essay about an upstate New York Christmas and used it in an essay I wrote in the 8th grade. He wrote of his "superannuated spinster aunts." I wrote of my "superannuated widowed grandmother." The word appealed to the little Latinist that I was then, and still appeals to the word person that I am. Moreover, I love agglutination.

Least Favorite Word:

awesome
A perfectly lovely word that has been made odious by overuse in (to my mind) unsuitable contexts.
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Favorite Quote:

"The sun shone having no alternative on the nothing new."
- Samuel Beckett

Favorite Topics:

Writer's block:

Getting Unstuck