Let Me Ask You A Question – 7/18/17


Let me ask you a question…

Does anyone use word definitions from the dictionary any longer or are we just making up our own definitions based on our own experience?

58 thoughts on “Let Me Ask You A Question – 7/18/17

    • I asked this question because of the responses regarding “self-awareness”. It is interesting to learn what people think self-awareness means and what it actually means. It makes having a conversation difficult when people are operating off of different word definitions. lol

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      • There are so many popularly used words that are used incorrectly even on the news, that it irritates the crap out of me.Then the meaning changes to something that it never meant in the first place in common conversation. e are becoming so dull, so fast! The speed of the dumbing down process is remarkable.

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  1. I find different answers depending on where you look, so use the ones I hear most often. It’s fun looking up new words to find rhyming ones, but I make up some of my own you – it’s fun!

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  2. As a reader one of the features I adore about my book app is clicking on a word and the dictionary definition pops up (with the definition in context, no less). But as a writer I too invent words sometimes. Good question, Danny. Lots of thought-provoking answers.

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  3. This is a great question that I will put a twist on. As someone who writes book, my vocabulary is fairly extensive. I have had readers tell me that I use words that they have to look up when they are reading my writing. In your opinion, should I use simpler words or view it as a teaching moment. These have not been complaints, but, I think, some type of backhanded compliment.

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