Tag: language

Authority in Language; Authority in Speech

Do you have authority in your language when you speak and write? Want to know how… well, follow me 😉

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Authority in language begins from vocabulary selections. For instance, strong verbs. Authority in language derives with word precision, words that prove your vocabulary is elite.… ...

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The most honest opening line of a memoir –

Shh-h, be quiet. My husband is writing a memoir. ‘Tis true.

It’s a sort of introduction of ‘who I am’ to his men’s group. At church. Therefore, he’s not apt to use the meme quote… Ya think?!

But, wouldn’t it be the best – and truest – opening line of a memoir.

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Language is Everything

Language is Beauty – words, rhythm, turns of phrase. Language is deathless – once written, it can be seen forever, uncensored like thoughts and spoken words. Language has a beat and singers sing to it, drummers drum to it, audiences enjoy it.… ...

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Language has Power and that’s Why I Write

The inciting question: What was an early experience where you learned that language had power… when my little sister’s first words were, “Patty did it.” Thus, we have why I write:

  •   Because I’m compelled by blood. I honor my heredity: my parents and their highly literate minds.
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Word Climbing: is it better than dumbing words down?

Do you recall a requisite of fourth grade English, the one to build a list of dead words to never use? My teacher, Mrs. Johnson, a svelte, distinguished woman who always wore black, instilled the notion in me. Very posh for small town Indiana, she was the wife of the basketball coach, who, in the Hoosier state, was nominal king of the town.… ...

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The Rest of Alphabet Speak from the ’60s

After my parents passed away, we siblings gathered to close down their home. It was a fraught time, my husband and I worked with a brother-in-law to set up the necessary event and most of us pitched in well, fully engaged and enthralled with the task.
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Knick-knack, this Old Man…

 Hey gang, guess where I’ve been? Back in the Midwest, cavorting with former high school classmates. It was a reunion – small because originally there were only 32 graduates, or were there 33? None of us fully recall the details, but what can it matter after all these years?
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There was an Old Lady – and she was thee!

Sometimes there are no words.
Sometimes there are more.
Authors hear much about keywords when it comes to Amazon sales. I written about that in the past.
Today’s blog has another tasty treat: the continued alphabetical list of phrases I recall from my misspent youth.
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There was an Old Lady and she was me!

Way back in April I riffed on The Media, the whipping boy/girl of the current regime: https://pjcolandoblog.com/the-media/

Thanks to television, it was easy to pick up what was new and cool when we were tweens/teens/twenty-somethings. Remember?

Kick back and getcha groove on, baby.… ...

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The Tall Poppy Syndrome

image041-300x241We’ve just returned from lands Down Under, where I’ve learned an apropos phrase: the Tall Poppy Syndrome. It’s applied to me nearly all my life. In one incident after another, for better or worse, mostly worst. I am more sensitive than people care to believe.… ...

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