Saturday, November 3, 2012

The BEST WORDS : More than 200 of the ....

...Most Excellent, Most Desirable, Most Sensible, Most Suitable, Most Satisfying Words

Mark Twain famously declared, " The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter - 'tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning ."

The Best Words are the lightning words, the ones that illuminate the way for those who hear what you say and read what you write.

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes explained, Language is the skin of living thought.

We recognized that just as your skin bounds and encloses your body, so does your word stock bound and enclose your mental life. The best Words summons you to stretch your vocabulary by mastering uncommonly useful and usefully uncommon words. Accept that invitation and you will liberate your thoughts and your feelings, your speaking, your reading, and your writing(typing online)  -  everything that makes up YOU

The point of leaning new words is not to impress your friends/readers or to seem more intelligent that they. The point is to see more, to understand more. An ever-increasing vocabulary uncovers connections, introduces spheres, and - in reminding us that there are words for all thoughts, all feelings, all behaviors, all things invisible and invisible, and word lovers alike.

The Best Words will definitely be on my best-of-the-word-books-blog.

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