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.
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