Monday, January 23, 2012

Show of Hands. Who Loves Words?




I came across two great websites while researching this past week, Grandiloquent Dictionary and The Phrontistery, both of which feature obscure and long-lost words. I could not help but scan their pages, delighting in the treasure trove I had found.


These sites will come in very handy when I begin writing Thaddeus and Spring’s book in a month or so, because our dear Bibliophile Thaddeus is a rampant anglophile who delights in using archaic words.


Here is one to whet your appetite.

Q: Can you guess what redactophobia is?

(Here’s a hint. It is something quite a few writers suffer from.)

A: The fear of editing or editors.

Wish I would have known when I was working in magazines. I could have gotten a lot of mileage off of it.

Please join me Wednesday when our word fun continues with a matching game featuring some awesome locution.


A Reminder


The deadline for romance flash fiction is coming up on 1/30. A sweet love story or Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance"? Whatever your interpretation is, we would love to read it.

Send your submissions to karen@karenberner.com. Put "Flash Fiction Fridays" in the subject line and include a short bio and links (bookseller, blog, website, etc.) with your story. Please sign up to follow Bibliophilic Blather, so we can build our online writing community.

Thanks!


3 comments:

Beverly Diehl said...

But my words, oh my precious babies, I can't sacrifice a single one of them!

Redactophobia - been there, felt that. And got over it (mostly, though it still slithers in from time to time).

Lenasledgeblog.com said...

I don't have redactophobia, but I had no clue what it meant. My first guess was the fear of doing something over or back tracking. But eh, I learned something new. :-)

Janel said...

Glad the Kindles have a dictionary feature! Some of those rarely used really throw me. :)