Thursday, April 15, 2010

More than Words

I’m on my second Victoria Clayton book. I’ve decided to make a list of all the words I’ve had to look up, so I can post it whenever I’ve finished with the spate of Clayton reading.

I’ll probably find that instead of reading too much I don’t’ read anywhere near enough. Every time I’ve come across a new word the head voice (the one that is always quick to remind you that you’re not pretty enough, smart enough, kind enough, rich enough, skinny enough….it’s an endless list, almost) says “Betcha Ky knows that word. Allison probably does too. You’re an idiot”.

Some of the words I’ll never be able to use (kibe), but at least I’ll know what they mean! You know what I would like though? I’d like jargon from the 20’s to make a come back. I’m dying to call some guy a cuddle cootie.


Anonymous said...

I am about to make you feel loads better: I have to look up words ALL THE TIME. All the time. I have a dictionary in every room in my place, except the bathroom. And I'm always using the online dictionary, too. And I once kept an entire notebook of words I didn't know the meaning of, and record the definitions with them. I looked over that book and there were several words that I had in there two or three times. Not only had I forgotten their meanings, I'd forgotten I'd ever looked up their meanings. So never, ever feel bad about having to look up words in the dictionary. It just means that you care enough to find out.

Anonymous said...

Oops. That was meant to say "recorded" not "record." But you get me.

crazybarefeet said...

I totally get you. You're one of the few people that I think of when I wonder if people even care any more about what words mean, and does anyone see the beauty in something written so perfectly that it becomes a piece of art on its own.