Monday, August 20, 2007

Twenty-two Words I Will Not Use in My Next Story or Blog Post

1. Subtext
2. Very
3. Shudder and -ed
4. Velcro
5. Hyperbole
6. Torrent and -ial
7. Vomit
8. Miasma
9. Regurgitate
10. Effervescent
11. Strangely
12. Swept

13. Barked
14. Chide

15. Expostulated
16. Retorted
17. Rejoined
18. Remonstrate and -ed
19. Baleful
20. Doleful
21. Admonish
22. Reprehensible

Tantivy is okay.
Amuse bouche works.
Preternatural squeaks by.



f:lux said...

Hello. What's wrong with velcro?

Anonymous said...

And - not that you would - WRITERLY.
- Karen.

John Eaton said...

And there's readerly, and texterly, and peanut butter is not funny.

Peanut butter in your keyboard. That's funny. :)


z said...

That's quite a challenge. You had even gotten me to use the word "subtext" in one of my recent posts and I'm not even sure I know what it means. Alas!

Kelli Anne said...

i love your photographs.

Lori Witzel said...

Hey Shelly -- looovve your meters! I'm drawn to meters, but then I would be, having poetic tendencies and all.

Try these ol' thangs on for size:

Must dash off to read your PB post, the title is just peeking up "above the fold" and I can't resist any longer...

Pod said...

and what is wrong with miasma.....?