Terri M.
Subscriber since: August 2009
Location: AZ, United States of America
About Me
Writer, teacher of writing, dog wrangler, bread baker.
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Favorite Word:

albescent
I like the harsh softness of it, how it sounds like its meaning.

Least Favorite Word:

impact
I don't mind it as a noun, but I hate it as a verb--like, "The bad weather impacted their picnic plans."
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Favorite Quote:

"All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Writers are like that: remembering where we were, what valley we ran through, what the banks were like, the light that was there and the route back to our original place. It is an emotional memory—what the nerves and the skin remember as well as how it appeared."
- Toni Morrison

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Language:

Which Way Is Up?
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Word Origins:

Into the Past
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Usage:

Comparative Nonsense
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Unexpected Cousins
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Writers:

Into the Past
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Writing:

Into the Past
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Politics:

Suffrage and Language
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Linguistics:

Into the Past
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